“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A. A. Milne Happiness starts with gratitude. Science now shows us this airy concept is founded in neural connections and chemical reactions in neurotransmitters. The fields of brain based teaching and positive psychology were eye openers for […]

Best-self, it is that version of you that you know is bad ass, someone you admire and like to associate yourself with. What I recognize as I get older is that life is often like a sine wave. There are good parts and bad parts, happy times and painful times. Also, there are times when […]

When the Time is Right
December 30, 2015

Quite frankly I still cannot believe it. For Christmas we gave Cai something that has not lived in our house for over a decade. A TV. I am still reeling over the honking, great big screen, attached to a Wii, Apple TV, and soon a few local channels. Not only that, we tidied up a basement […]

Reading, Meditation & Gratitude
December 22, 2015

Cai is now eleven and so far it has been a great journey. Before he was born I always new I would love my child but as a teacher I was never sure if I would like him. Well I am happy to report I enjoy hanging out with the guy, so it seems quite […]

First Published in Dirtbag Dreams. I love early season skiing in the backcountry, there is a stoke and uncertainty that accompanies it, and as always, a single moment can change everything. One minute I am flying through waist deep Berthoud Pass powder, the next I am staring uphill at my ski-less leg and I know it is […]

What Makes Me Really Angry About the World?
December 4, 2015

Inspired by  The Live Your Legend Blog Challenge I work hard at not feeling anger and instead try to focus my attention on gratitude. That said I am human and currently holed up at home with a broken leg. In an effort to stay connected I definitely have formed a FaceBook habit and while it […]