Today, we had an active shooter drill. Yesterday, there was another school shooting. Another one. My students handled the drill well. They didn't question it. They complied. They each quietly left their seats and huddled under the computer tables. Several helped me to lower the blinds and cover the windows with paper. They understand what … Continue reading Today In School…
I saw this at a bookstore in Auckland and it made me stop. It also made me giggle a little. Was the store implying that religion and happiness are one and the same? Were they just short on shelf space and had to consolidate? Religion is an interesting thing to me. Personally, I was raised … Continue reading On Judaism/Religion/Happiness
I went to the DMZ yesterday (that's a story for another post), and along the way, in an effort to reduce my battery usage to increase Instagram story output, I rediscovered some of my old downloaded playlists. Does anyone remember Kodaline? I know they're still active, but let's be real, they peaked in 2014. They … Continue reading Do You Follow Your Fire?
Just don't do it in someone's ear. Don't be that weirdo. It's been a long month. Things have happened that have made life difficult for me - emotionally, physically, and mentally. I took a break from writing, and quite frankly, a lot of other things as well (like kale and yoga). One thing that has … Continue reading Breathe, Loudly
Last weekend, I went to session two of the work on purpose fellowship and I discovered both my strengths and my values. To catch ya'll up: my top five strengths were harmony, communication, empathy, input and consistency. My top three values... are non-compliance (hahaha), physical health, and humor. This weekend, I, Jeanette, learned that I … Continue reading My Values Aren’t For the Greater Good
This week is one that is heavy on my heart. When this week arrives, I spend a lot of time thinking and reflecting. It's National Eating Disorder Awareness week, and it's a week that reminds me of how damn lucky I am. Puberty was not very kind to me. Maybe the more honest thing to … Continue reading National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: My Story
Real talk: it is February 16th. We are more than halfway through with the month and I... have not read a single book. I have also not gone to a single new workout class. I have been far more conscious of my spending and been more mindful, but I feel like a big, fat failure. … Continue reading When You Don’t Meet Goals