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I'm Grateful for...

Often I get so caught up in my goals of where I WANT to be that I forget to be grateful for where I am. On my lunch break today, I found a random garden where I sat down to meditate and journal. 91 more words

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Things I Cannot Handle Today

1. Worrying about everything being ready for next week: my classroom, the syllabus, the first 3 lessons, my teaching style…

2. The fact that my large dog is getting so clingy that I have to literally sit next to his bowl so he’ll eat. 81 more words

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Wanderlust Whistler 2014


If you haven’t heard of Wanderlust before, it’s a yoga and music festival that brings teachers from various styles of yoga, meditation and social change to one place for hundreds of practitioners to enjoy. 1,846 more words

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Summer Challenge #9 (Part Three): Ella Enchanted

Last, but not least: Ella Enchanted.

For some reason, I saved the young adult-ish book for last. Not sure why. It’s still younger than my demographic, but I couldn’t care less about that fact. 576 more words

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Summer Challenge #9 (Part Two): The Eyre Affair

“My father had a face that could stop a clock. I don’t mean that he was ugly or anything; it was a phrase the ChronoGuard used to describe someone who had the power to reduce time to an ultraslow trickle.”

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Summer Challenge #9 (Part One): Matilda

Yes! I did actually finish all 3 of my classic faves (#9 on my Summer Challenge list) and I’ll be posting some thoughts about each one in three consecutive blog posts over the next few days, in the order I read them. 841 more words

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Blogger Fired From Language School Over 'Homophonia'

This story is ridiculous enough, that it brought me back to this site I started over a year ago and gave up on probably three days after that. 95 more words