Let’s face it. I’m not very good at keeping up with this blog. When I first relaunched it a few years ago, I had every intent to write a post at least every 2 weeks. But a traumatic incident happened that sort of rocked my world and threw me into my own “Upside Down.” It’s … More JOD – 1
I work with teenagers who live in stress-induced environments and have experienced and faced traumatic events that no 13-18 year old should ever have to face. Yesterday, I had several students who stayed after school to finish their argumentative essays on the Chrome-books. 15 minutes in, the fire alarm goes off. All students and staff … More Teenage Trauma, A Drive By
Bitterness and rage boil Underneath this layer we call Skin, a tangled web Of emotions, Mechanical pieces of a Nuclear weapon ready to blast off. I breathe in; I breathe out. For the first time, I am learning to allow myself To feel, process, and release this anger within, a fascinating fire burning inside my heart. And as much as … More Breathe In, Breathe Out
I feel the rush of anxiety, Adrenaline floods to my head. It sweeps me off my feet, And tosses me onto cloud 10. My head swoons into a merry-go-round spin, A fast-forward of memories that are Unreliable, unerasable, and irreplaceable. I lose grip. Upside down, I watch the sun rise behind our mountain’s climb, Then: … More Cloudy Thrill
Rabbit rabbit, I am back folks! A few things: I did graduate with my M.Ed. in Education (Special Education). My further education studies are under contemplation, prayer, and research. I’ve missed writing – in all forms; I’m too busy grading high school essays to really have time to write! (I am a bit rusty.) And, I just … More Fresh Rabbit Holes
Each morning, I have a daily routine that usually begins at 5:00 am. Just before the wake of day, and before the heat of the sun touches Earth, I either go for a jog or a walk, with the key to the house tucked securely away in my Nike sneakers. After my exercise, I come home … More Where Are You?
My main issue revolves around societal influence on humanity and eating disorders, a mental category too often overlooked and is quite understudied. (But knowing me, I might digress here or there on a few things.) The diagnosis of eating disorders didn’t begin until the 1970′s, and since then, much research has been made, and … More Always in Competition