Mini-Moments: Strategies For Mindfulness During the School Day

I’ll never forget a few years ago, I was sitting in my office working on a spreadsheet during testing season. It was also, coincidentally, Girl Scout Cookie season. I had received my box of Thin Mints, and started chugging away on sorting and tabbing some necessary (eh) matrix. Ten minutes later my colleague walked in…

Quick & Sweet: Salted Chocolate & Peanut Butter Gooey Mug Brownie

Mug cakes are amazing.  They are quick, easy and essentially pre-portioned so you can have one without over-indulging. You could even throw one of these together and pop them in the microwave at work if you feel like you really need something sweet to get you through another week of perpetually broken pencils and lost…

Lux Lunch: Roasted Brussels Sprout & Cranberry Salad

An easy way to build-in more mindfulness to your day is to take the time to make yourself a lunch that you truly enjoy. It’s easy to throw in some graham crackers, an apple and a power bar – it’s even easier to get takeout and throw it in your pail or run out in…

Simple Snacks: Berry Mango Madness!

As an Instructional Coach, I need my meals ‘on the run’. I need portable snacks I can eat while racing down the hallway to my next planning session, or while working on a spreadsheet of student classroom accommodations. As such, when I don’t have meals on wheels, I tend to simply not eat. And I…

A Reminder to Coaches: Don’t Forget Where You Came From

When was the last time you lesson planned? I don’t mean when was the last time you collaborated on a lesson, or helped someone else lesson plan. I mean: when was the last time that you sat down and from start to finish wrote a sequence of lessons that spanned over multiple days? And I…

Beautiful Breakfast: Bright & Spicy Avocado Toast

You deserve beautiful food.  Why? Because our jobs are hard. And fast. And chaotic. So in the midst of this chaos, and this black hole that can suck out any mindfulness you try to hold on to, you deserve a moment of zen.    I know, I know, avocado toast is ‘so 2016’, its ‘hipster’,…