MIRACLES AND DUETS: Visits from Beyond

The miracles were prolific before he passed. Could there still be miracles for us? This week marks the four year anniversary since we lost our dear son, James. There is not a day, sometimes not an hour that I don’t think of him. He was with us for an amazing seven years from his pancreaticContinue reading “MIRACLES AND DUETS: Visits from Beyond”

Tuning into Healing: Grief

Perhaps you or someone you know may be experiencing grief. It could be from losing a loved one. It could even be from trying to cope with the severe changes that our world has been experiencing. Whether the cause of the grief is related to economic, safety, health, bereavement or other reasons, it can causeContinue reading “Tuning into Healing: Grief”

Vincent Van Gogh: His Work, a Song, a Sonnet

Below is a video of many of Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpieces, accompanied by Don Mclean’s epic song, Starry, Starry Night. This was a favorite of my students who enjoyed pointing out pieces they recognized by this genius painter. May you find joy in the wonder of this remarkably prolific artist. The arts can be particularlyContinue reading “Vincent Van Gogh: His Work, a Song, a Sonnet”

Hammers Don’t Belong in Education

Now that the school year is winding down, it is an optimal time for reflection. Are you an educator or perhaps a parent or grandparent who just earned the new title of teacher? It doesn’t have to feel as if you are hammering concepts or that you must nail your children’s pants to the chair!Continue reading “Hammers Don’t Belong in Education”

Child’s Play 101

Welcome to playtime, my friend! Children can learn a lot from play, in this case from blocks. Among the lessons could be balance, structure, aesthetics, perseverance, and emotions. Let’s build a block tower. In order to achieve balance, the blocks must have sufficient surface contact to allow for subsequently stacked blocks. Placement of blocks isContinue reading “Child’s Play 101”

My Mother’s Day Guest

Have I ever told you about my most memorable Mother’s Day? I’ve celebrated Mother’s Day throughout my life with the collective matriarchs of our individual families: my grandmothers, mother, sister, mother-in-law, aunties, cousins, and daughter-in-law as well as other family members. This holiday has been revered with numerous delectable meals, family gatherings, cards, store-purchased presentsContinue reading “My Mother’s Day Guest”