“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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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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Be still, silent

Dear Soulseekers, Today was the perfect example of my lack of social media presence or interest in it. I placed a mobile order for Starbucks this morning at 8:20 a.m. thinking that would give me plenty of time to finish getting ready, grab a coffee and make it to work by 9 am. I get […]

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I’m biased. Are you?

Dear Soulseekers, What keeps us from being empathic? Lots of things actually. Remember, having empathy is intentional; it’s a practice. It’s when we lose our focus that we run into problems. Cognitive biases are the ways in which we perceive the world around us and the filters that we use in order to make sense […]

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