Find your center

Dear Soulseekers, I really needed this this week, this month, the past two months. The beginning of school has been chaotic, stressful and tiring. Are you feeling this too? If so, check out the article below from The Chalkboard. Where is your center? I am a heart person. People do like to vent to me, […]

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“There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”

Dear Soulseekers, It’s easy to get caught up in drama and negativity isn’t it? I think we are somehow wired to be attracted to it and interested in it. Some people thrive in it and seek it out almost as if they don’t know what to do if there is not a crisis occurring. I’m […]

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Overfunctioning

Dear Soulseekers, Check all that apply to you: *Doing things for others that they can do for themselves *Absorbing other people’s feelings *people-pleasing to avoid disappointing others *difficulty saying no and setting boundaries *assuming more responsibility than is your share *giving advice whether the person asks for it or not *fretting about others *feeling responsible […]

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A day off

Dear Soulseekers, This spring semester has me completely worn out. Thankfully I made it to Easter break and have enjoyed a nice and much needed 4 day weekend. I used all of my days off back in September when I had Covid, so I haven’t had many days off since then, and believe me, I’ve […]

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Queen of the house

Dear Soulseekers, I am home alone today- for the whole day! You know how long it’s been since I have been in my own home, alone? Years! I’m serious. Since the pandemic hit definitely. I almost haven’t known what to do with myself today – almost. I am on no one’s schedule but my own. […]

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Difficult times

Dear Soulseekers How did your week go? Mine has been pretty busy and interesting, and I’ve reached some conclusions. If you follow me, you know that I am a teacher. I teach middle school and high school, and this week a parent accused me of humiliating and publicly shaming her daughter in front of the […]

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You are worth it

Dear Soulseekers, It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and I’ve got the house to myself and nothing really on my agenda. I should probably grade some papers or do a little lesson planning, but I don’t want to. Next weekend is really busy and I won’t have much time to lesson plan, so I really should […]

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Baked beans

Dear Soulseekers, It’s been over a month since I posted on this site. The holidays were busy to say the least. I still don’t think I have recuperated. As I was logging in today and preparing to write, I read back through my most recent posts. Be still, silent really hit home. I needed to […]

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Listen up

Dear Soulseekers, As we get thrust into the middle of the busy holiday season, let’s talk about having empathy. In my last several posts, I’ve been talking about how to increase our empathy for others. Today I want to continue that series and talk about listening and being vulnerable. I had a friend who passed […]

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