Journey, Mindfulness, Self Improvement

As Summer Begins, A Process Unfolds

Yes, I know the season of summer doesn't actually begin for a few weeks now, but for a teacher, well, it starts the moment you leave that building for the last time. As much happiness there is in ending another year and sending children on, hopefully a bit better than they were when you met… Continue reading As Summer Begins, A Process Unfolds

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Journey, Life Lessons, Self Improvement

To Venture Within

Something I learned, quite recently, is that on the path to self-improvement, you inevitably must look within yourself. Because at the end of the day, what you are improving isn't your outer circumstances or the world around you, but actually yourself. And what's inside you. Not physically, of course, but your mind, your attitudes, your… Continue reading To Venture Within

nature, Photography

The Lovely Outdoors ~ Day 5

For the final day of the Lovely Outdoors tour, I thought I'd share something that though not cultivated in a flower bed or small garden is still definitely part of the lovely outdoors. The view from the window where I type most of my blog posts consists of these trees. Now, mind, they are just… Continue reading The Lovely Outdoors ~ Day 5

Books, Education, Self Improvement

Summer Reading

As an elementary school teacher, the encouraging of summer reading is near the top of the list of End of Year activities. So, as this school year says goodbye and summer break says hello, I thought I'd create a little summer reading list of my own. If you know of a good book, please leave… Continue reading Summer Reading

Daily Calm, Gardening, Mindfulness

Cultivation

Those of you who've been following along with me on this journey since the beginning know that it all began when I decided to bring mindfulness into my life and found the Calm app. Admittedly, I don't always do the Daily Calm meditation - sometimes I just do a timed silent meditation or another one… Continue reading Cultivation

Gardening, nature, Photography

Growth Through Growing & The Lovely Outdoors ~ Day 1

Plants. I've never been good with plants. I love the picking out what to plant. I love the planting part of it. It's the taking care that seems to have me flummoxed. I under water, I over water, I sometimes have literally forgotten all about them. A horticulturist,  I am not. However, something in me… Continue reading Growth Through Growing & The Lovely Outdoors ~ Day 1