Tags » Resilience

What heartbreak looks like in Mid-Ohio

J and I knew soon after we were engaged that we wanted to be foster parents. It was an idea I’d had since my mid-20s, but  I encountered enough variations of, “are you crazy, why would you want to do THAT?” in my conversations with family, friends and the occasional stranger about my maybe-some-day-motherhood that, within a few years, I stopped talking about this facet of my life plan. 2,074 more words


2018-2019 School Year

My 5th year is about to begin in 20 days!  I am getting ready.  The focus is courage, resilience, and confidence.  My students will be prepared to take on challenges and learn to thrive in the process. 9 more words


Snatched phrases (sleeping alone)

‘That night I felt so lonely that I couldn’t sleep.
I soothed myself by imagining I was a child again,
at a time in one’s life when sleeping alone is not yet lonely.’ 75 more words
Staying True

Own Your Reality.

Own Your Reality – my post @ Project Happiness

How many times have you caught yourself saying: “It happened because of the situation…”, “I did it because he told me to…”, “I feel this way because of what she did…”? 1,119 more words


Closed Minds & Open Hearts

FB popped this “memory” up today. This division holds true in society, but I’ve felt an invasive touch of persecution too, in my own little world. 344 more words


#73 Tuesday's Gratitude 7

It is a tough choice on the gratitude side this week, as there are a number of things I am grateful for. One of them is that I have been sort of accumulating books by people in my online networks, while at the same time having quite a lot of books backlogged on my reading list. 898 more words



Suppose, my little lady,

your doll should break her head,

could you make it whole by crying

till your eyes and nose are red?

And wouldn’t it be pleasanter… 214 more words

Stories For Younger Ones