Changed for the Better

Changed for the Better: the power of arts in education, episode 2

I've always felt that teaching is much more than the content in which you specialize. Arts educators have the superpower of connecting to kids in ways that they will remember forever. Take a look at this week's episode of my new video podcast, "Changed for the Better: the Power of Arts in Education" to watch my inspiring conversation with Emily Dowd, class of 2015.

Changed for the Better

Changed for the Better: the power of arts in education, episode 1

I've always felt that teaching is much more than the content in which you specialize. Arts educators have the superpower of connecting to kids in ways that they will remember forever. Take a look at my new video podcast, Changed for the Better: the power of arts in education, to see how my connections have thrived from their experience in my classroom.

My Weight-Loss Journey

My weight loss journey, part 4

One of the strategies I used, fairly religiously, when I was in the weight-loss zone was tracking my food. It had become a daily habit which kept me honest and accountable. There was rarely a day or a meal that didn't get logged. Though laborious, I got so used to the process that it became like brushing my teeth or putting deodorant on; it was just something I did every day. Until now.

Geriatric Gymnast

Geriatric Gymnastics 5

How do we build the courage to do hard things? Do we see ourselves as competent and able to tackle the challenges? In this chapter of Geriatric Gymnastics, I discuss how gaining personal experience and developing a strong support system puts us on an upward trajectory for molding the best version of ourselves.

Self Care

Smile – COVID Hasn’t Won

For the first time in over a year and a half, I dropped my daughter off at her theatre camp program in Nyack and went for a long walk. For years, this was a regular practice of mine; drop her off, park in my special secret free parking spot, and either start walking or take… Continue reading Smile – COVID Hasn’t Won

Self Care

Navigating Change

When I was a teenager, change was the greatest source of anxiety for me. The burning feeling of fear housed in my solar plexus sat there, unchallenged. It was silent, and sadly, par for the course in my everyday life. Luckily, that feeling didn’t stop me from trying new things or taking on new ventures,… Continue reading Navigating Change