Letting Go of Attachment (SOL Day 2)

The root of suffering is attachment. I have been experiencing bouts of suffering (read: anxiety) the last couple of weeks. As I looked through inspirational quotes and images on Instagram today, this quote popped up. I paused for a moment while the words sunk in. I've heard this message before, in different formats and through …

In My Body

Connecting more with my body is a skill I am practicing. To experience my visceral self more often is my goal. I spent the majority of my life living in my head, swamped in my own thoughts, and troubled by fears or false beliefs. As I reflected on this practice, I noticed how extreme sports …

Feeling like Myself (Slice of Life: Day 4)

Last night all my emotions came spilling out of me. This week finally overwhelmed me to the point of exhaustion. My mind, heart, and spirit cried out to me, feeling powerless and incapable. I wasn't feeling like myself. What do I mean by that, 'feeling like myself'?, I wondered as I wrote in my morning journal. …

A Rare Wedding (Slice of Life: Day 2)

In my 5th grade class, our current Read Aloud book is Number the Stars. Today we read the second chapter, which included the main character sharing a memory of her 18-year-old sister getting ready for her wedding. After reading, I asked my class to jot down a thought they were having about the book right …

Growing Pains (Slice of Life: Day 1)

In my class, we talk about the difference between being in our comfort zone and our brave zone. Although we feel safe and warm in our comfort zone, we recognize that it's not where we grow. However, stepping into our brave zone challenges our minds and physically creates brain growth by making new pathways. As …