When your children are born, you hope you can be a role model and good parent.  When your children are out in the world, you hope they take the foundation you laid and find their happy place and live the life they want.  Basically, you hope you don’t mess up.  Today, the youngest of my …

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During my undergrad, I spent time investigating burial practices from 1830-1898 in a local cemetery. My interest was in how people chose to commemorate the dead and what were the economic, cultural, religious, or other social factors impacting those decisions. I wish I could say I came up with an answer but that is not what …

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The other morning, as I stood on my paddleboard something unique happened. I want to try to explain it without sounding pretentious or silly or like an ad for a wellness retreat. I also know there is no way to recapture that moment. I went out on the board at about 7 a.m. The water …

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Back in February, I posted about Living in the Moment. That day was memorable and remarkable, reminding me to enjoy that moment. Today, I am reminding myself – and everyone – to fully live each moment. I learned recently about two amazing people who have each been…

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Although I am currently on leave from my job, I keep in touch with my peers through social media and otherwise. This step back has given me a different perspective and not always an upbeat one. People in special education have an incredibly difficult job and oftentimes…

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“What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. Betty Ford Botanical Gardens, Vail, Colorado Yesterday really was a “favourite” day. In working with students with autism, we often need to build a student’s repertoire of language by scaffolding skills. We use visual…

No, this is not another tribute to a song from Frozen, but it is about letting go. I am, excuse the use of yet another cliché, living the dream. I have wanted to return to university almost from the day I walked away from my first university foray. I’ve wanted to maintain and grow my …

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