It started with a simple, sincere question from a mother of an 11-year-old boy.An anonymous mother posted a question to Quora, a website where people can ask questions and other people can answer them. This mother wrote:How do I tell my wonderful 11 year old son, (in a way that won’t tear him down...
There are plenty of non-traditional routes to a fulfilling life. Following the crowd is not the same as listening to your heart and finding the courage to follow your path.
I was a yoga instructor for years before I became a teacher-librarian. For the first 5 years of my professional career I ‘hid my zen’ at work. Teacher by day- yogi by night. The heart doesn’t work this way. I needed to live with an integrated heart. I started teaching social emotional strategies for stress at school. - brain camp - 80 students showed up the first day!!!!
I feel called to do this work and my life and my experiences have brought me to this place. “not all who wander are lost” ( although it never felt like a plan or purpose at the time)
My mantra “I trust the unfolding of my life”
Full Poem by J.R.R. Tolkien
'All that is gold does not glitter'
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.