Do you have half an hour? Watch this: https://www.marieforleo.com/2017/09/brene-brown/ Brené’s work has constituted the core of my emotional, mental, social, and spiritual development in the past year. Advertisements
Advice almost never works. The theory is that the advice giver knows what she would do in a given situation, knowing what she knows and based on the circumstances of her life, but we can’t ever fully know another person and what would be the right thing for him or her to do. In coaching,…… Continue reading What is a mistake?
I’ve started and discarded several posts since my last, finding it difficult to land on a focus. Current events, on a national and global scale, as well as the everyday events of my own life have me feeling scattered and stretched thin. Overall, I am good. I am healthy. I feel like most of my…… Continue reading Facing feelings
I had first day jitters this morning before I walked into my freshman comp class, but when I saw the fear in my students’ eyes and remembered that for most of them, my class was their first college class ever, I was able to relax and remind myself that it is my job to support…… Continue reading Support networks
A reminder to myself and anyone: “Half-opaque though we are to ourselves, we so readily presume to see the reality of another’s life on the basis of little more than fragmentary glimpses and biographical half-fictions.” –Maria Popova
I’m just sharing Courtney Carver’s wonderful perspective today instead of writing myself because it resonated so much. Enjoy! https://bemorewithless.com/say-goodbye/
In two months, I take my exams. Some institutions call them qualifying exams, others call them comprehensive exams. Here — I don’t know — we call them exams. On a Monday, I will take a six-hour essay test during which I will demonstrate my knowledge of broad concepts in nineteenth-century American literature, drawing from my…… Continue reading Afraid of the future