Growth is Painful

So often life is reduced to platitudes:"Time heals all wounds""It's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all""Nobody can make you happy until you are happy with yourself first""Happiness comes from within""Happiness is not trying or finding, it's deciding" While there is some wisdom to be gleaned from these sayings...it's... Continue Reading →

We Have to Fail, Before We Can Succeed

During the Fall semester, my students were writing for our memoir unit. And once again, I had shared with them pieces that I have written. (If you haven't read, I wrote about the post "Be Brave. Still Believe." a couple years ago.) But when it came time for them to write their own memoir pieces,... Continue Reading →

Take a Gamble

It's so easy to put up walls after going through something difficult - whatever that might be. It's so easy to close off everyone else and keep things "safe" for yourself. It's easy to learn how to only look out for yourself and keep yourself from being vulerable again - because when you're vulnerable, you... Continue Reading →

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