Stay calm

Dear Soulseekers, I feel anxious! And Stressed! With the beginning of school quickly approaching, I can feel my shoulders starting to rise, my neck starting to stiffen, and my temper getting short. Yikes! Time for some self care. I’ve learned over the years what the beginning of stress and anxiety feels like. I have a […]

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See you in September

Dear Soulseekers, It’s a beautiful Friday morning and I am on one of my last little get aways for the summer. July has been really busy with vacations and getting ready for school. I’ve already been up to school working on my classroom, syllabi and lesson plans even though we are just shy of a […]

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Silence

Dear Soulseekers, I just finished watching the latest season of Alone on Netflix. If you’re not familiar with this show, it’s the History channel’s survival type show. In this season contestants are dropped in the Arctic for 100 days to survive off the land. The winner gets one million dollars if they can make it […]

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regrets

Dear Soulseekers, “Between life and death there is a library,’ she said. ‘And within that library, the shelves go on for ever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be different if you had made other choices…Would you have done anything different, if you […]

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A good read

Dear Soulseekers, Are you looking for a good read? Let me make a suggestion. I just finished a book that I am still thinking about days later. It’s not a book that I would have ever chosen myself. I came across this book through an English teacher that I follow on Twitter. He was reading […]

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Rest

Dear Soulseekers, Summer is upon us and I have become completely unscheduled. My days slip by in a blur as I somehow have something to do every day that is not on my agenda. Honestly, I don’t have an agenda! Maybe that’s how my days are getting away from me. I’m still interviewing for jobs. […]

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grab a book!

Dear Soulseekers, I’ve been reading a lot lately – about reading, and I’ve come across some interesting research. I’ve always told my students that reading is the gateway to everything else in their lives. I truly believe that. As you can imagine, they don’t believe me. But as an ELAR teacher, reading, being able to […]

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beating the odds

Dear Soulseekers, We need to discuss a serious issue today. One that has hit really close to home this past month. One of my dearest friends suffered a major heart attack, the Widowmaker, a month ago, and thanks to her quick thinking and with the help of some pretty amazing EMTs, doctors, and nurses, she […]

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Languishing

Dear Soulseekers, Did you have to look up the word languishing? If you did, that’s OK. It’s not a word that you hear very often, but it’s the latest buzzword for describing how some of us feel or have felt during this pandemic. Languishing is not depression, but the blahs, that’s the technical term. Not […]

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