The Usual and A Personal First

This time of year at work is particularly tough. Not anything big so that you can point to one instance, but everybody's just tired. The students are tired, the teachers are tired, and we all sorely need the mental break that comes with the beginning of the spring semester. It's like a reset button; suddenly, it's … Continue reading The Usual and A Personal First

Weekly Roundup 1.15.17

Since I'll be spending the majority of my day lesson planning (hey, Hamlet), here are some fun things for you to look at that I may or may not be using to procrastinate. This study on using apps to help with mental health. This list of rad, dapper women who make looking at Instagram awesome. Our … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 1.15.17

Weekly roundup 12.18.16

I've got lots of ideas for future posts kicking around the old noodle. For now, here are some things that were awesome this week: This article about how personality traits and mental illness are connected. It blew my mind. This article about anxiety sensitivity, which is essentially the same thing as a panic loop or … Continue reading Weekly roundup 12.18.16

How to manage holiday anxiety

Every couple of years, my dad and step-mom get all of their progeny together for Thanksgiving. The first time, we stayed in Tahoe and I remember taking a really long and wonderful walk with my step-mom and sitting in the hot tub under the stars with my niece. The second time, we were in Santa … Continue reading How to manage holiday anxiety

Weekly Roundup 11.27.16

This is a short version because I was out of town for most of the week, but here are a few things I enjoyed this week: Manduka Mat Cleaner in Lavender, which helped me wipe up the tears I cried during practice. These comics about introverts, that explain things way better than I ever could. … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 11.27.16

Sad Sunday

Oh guys. Yesterday was a doozy. I started out the day feeling ok, actually. I did all of my normal Sunday morning things: I walked the dog, did the laundry, had my bagel. But as the day went on, I just got more and more blah. I watched Top Gear (a favorite) but it wasn't making … Continue reading Sad Sunday

Exhale; Tadasana

I got back on the mat yesterday and boy howdy, let me tell you: THAT SHIT IS AMAZING. I knew I missed yoga while I was sick (still am, kinda, tbh). I knew I was just a little less content, a little more restless. But I thought it was just a little bit. It was … Continue reading Exhale; Tadasana