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I Reclaim Someday by Acting Today

  Hello there, Sunshine!! Quick note before we get started:  I’ve been evolving my process over here and since I started my newsletter at the beginning of July, what I share where has changed. Here’s some insight into those changes so you can be sure you’re getting all the Thriveandbloom goodness you want!   Today’s blogpost started as my very […]

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Time Management, Boundaries, and Desires:  Real Talk for Teachers, Grievers + Those Ready to Light the World (or Their Life) on Fire

Time Management, Boundaries, and Desires:  Real Talk for Teachers, Grievers + Those Ready to Light the World (or Their Life) on Fire   Regarding time management, let me tell you I have come a LONG way. I used to be a major league procrastinator. Like, epic. My evolution from procrastinator extraordinaire to extraordinarily productive was marked and molded by lessons […]

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I Had an AMAZING 2015!!

So much for subtlety, folks.  I’ve already let the cat out, so I’ll just go ahead and say it again:  I had a freaking amazing year last year!!   As I was reflecting over the past year, I was struck by just how incredible it was in so many ways.  And in honor of one of my newly-minted Core Desired […]

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Before Gratitude, Comes This….

I was created with a super-dominant authenticity gene.  It’s one of my favorite things about myself, although I’ve realized that at times it can lead me to overthink things.   Like holidays and the sharing of holiday-driven sentiments and gifts.  I can get really hung up on whether the card or gift or thought or thing was done or shared […]

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Naming the Act: What I Learned about Forgiveness from Teaching Middle School

A year ago yesterday I was in the midst of Laura Sprinkle’s #shesgotgutschallenge.   [I know this because my Timehop told me so.  Have I told you lately how much I love technology?  Though it’s been bringing me plenty of wrinkly-foreheaded suffering and bumbling-brained confusion, it also brings me plenty of awesome heart-filling reminders of what has been, which is such […]

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Spent Pens Don’t Write: Allowing Ease and Flow in More Than Just Your Writing Implements

When do you pitch a pen in the trash? I’ve always thought this was an obscenely obvious question to answer. You throw it away when it’s utterly unusable, when every last speck of ink has been liberated from its thin plastic tubular prison. I mean really, what do you think I am – a wastrel? Rich? Foolhardy? We don’t waste […]

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Going from I’ve Got To to I Get To: A Study in Living the Life You Want

Have you ever felt like your life is running you instead of the other way around? Totally overwhelmed by all the obligations and things that just must get done? Does the thought of a more joy-filled life sound like a lovely fairy tale that could never possibly represent reality? I get it.  I really do. For years I got caught […]

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Letting Yourself Know: The Opposite of Working Hard

You know when you’re driving somewhere you’ve been before, and you know your turn is approaching but you can’t quite remember which one it is?   Even though you’re familiar with the path, you worry that you’ll miss what it is you’re looking for. And so you drive.  You’re focusing hard on every approaching side street.  Squinting to locate each […]

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