The Blessing of Uncertainty

It’s not clear to me how I came to this understanding that what I’m doing in the classroom is working on myself, but it’s a realization that happened early in my work. Writing this last sentence is an admission of sorts. I don’t know how many of my fellow teachers see it or experience teachingContinue reading “The Blessing of Uncertainty”

Hit the Play Button

A group of six young people and me, their teacher, sat in a circle to read first drafts of their essays. The assignment was simple. Write about something you care about, something that you know, and something that could be useful to others who may read it. The first one up was a young man.Continue reading “Hit the Play Button”

Yoga for Everyone

When most people think of yoga, they often imagine slender, hyper flexible women doing beautiful poses. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration! But the idea out there for many is that yoga is for the fit and flexible and primarily young. This stereotype is worth shattering. It’s worth shattering because yoga offers those of us whoContinue reading “Yoga for Everyone”

Recipes for Week 1 of the Green Challenge

We picked up our first box from the St. Simon’s Farm and are excited about adding more greens to our diet while celebrating local food, social entrepreneurship, and community. Here’s a not-so-polished un-boxing video of Week 1’s greens and veggies. (Maribel and I recently got a new camera, please be patient with us as weContinue reading “Recipes for Week 1 of the Green Challenge”

Going Nuts for Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular disease has run in our family for generations. In my case, it was my mom. For Maribel, it was her dad. We both saw how this disease affected these beautiful souls and ultimately took their lives. Although both of our parents lived longer than expected, and did so thanks to modern medicine, numerous surgicalContinue reading “Going Nuts for Cardiovascular Health”

Three Dimensional Guidance

In today’s post we go back in the week to the Martin Luther King holiday this past Monday. We opted to post today rather than on Monday to in some way extend the holiday and to honor his life. As the years go by and the memory of King and the Civil Rights Movement getsContinue reading “Three Dimensional Guidance”

Reversing Heart Risk with Exercise

A study published January 8, 2018 adds evidence to what we already know: Exercise is good for you! The study in the journal Circulation followed 53 middle-aged participants (45-64) who were healthy but lived a sedentary life. Participants were placed in two groups. One had supervised high-intensity exercise training, and the other followed an exercise planContinue reading “Reversing Heart Risk with Exercise”

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