ECC Day 347: “Behind The Images” My heart feels heavier than usual today. I discovered on social media that a person I know of from Portland died. When I lived there, was in her presence, & from what I’ve seen on social media since I moved, she lived & loved on a grand scale; she was outgoing, vivacious, adventurous, & cared a lot about people in her life. This is a reminder that what we see on social media does not fully reflect someone’s internal & external story & reality.
ECC Day 345: “THAT’S EXCITING!” I saw one of my former students @davis.downtown !!!THAT IS EXCITING!!! Yesterday, Matt & I toured @wbtourhollywood #WBTourHollywood & @theellenshow !!! THAT IS EXCITING!!! Going dancing tomorrow with some of my girls for her birthday; dance floor, watch out now!!! THAT IS EXCITING!!! Today, I enjoyed my 345th consecutive @chipotle meal; Jennifer & her crew made a delicious burrito, WITH GUAC!!! Count it; THAT IS EXCITING!!! I have 20 days to ra
ECC Day 3-0-8! “Action to Happiness & Joy” “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” -Dalai Lama *I recognize these experiences and feelings are a process that ebb & flow throughout our lives; I’ve sure experienced those ebbs and flows. Everyone has their own process of experiencing happiness & joy. A friend shared a list of “22 Things Happy People Do Differently,” and it resonates with me; I’m continually working towards loving life. I also tal
ECC Day 274: “Mental Health Awareness” I’m proud that mental health is becoming more regularly discussed in our society. Thank you to everyone leading the charge to make this happen. In my opinion, it shall be discussed just as frequently as physical health. It’s all intertwined. As @chancellor.may mentions in this May column, “May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and help break the stigmas about one of society’s most pressing issues...we’re all tou
ECC Day 263: “Striving for Wholeheartedness” In the wise words of @brenebrown , “Wholeheartedness, a way of engaging with the world & in our lives from a place of worthiness. Cultivating Authenticity, Self-Compassion, Resilient Spirit, Gratitude & Joy, Intuition & Trusting Faith, Creativity, Play & Rest, Calm & Stillness, Meaningful Work, Laughter, Song & Dance; & Letting Go of: What People Think, Perfectionism, Numbing & Powerlessness, Scarcity & Fear of the Dark, Need for C
ECC Day 256: “Qualities of a Healthy Relationship” For me, a healthy relationship includes: reciprocity, open, honest, consistent (not necessarily frequent) communication in many forms, trust, vulnerability, courage, acceptance with where the other person is, while challenging & supporting each other to grow & learn, emotional intelligence, deep connection, empathy, fun, laughter, silliness, seriousness when needed, and love in its various languages. Be/make an effort to beco
Day 129 of the Educator Chipotle Challenge is about giving & perspective. My Bowl—brown rice—pinto beans—chicken—mild—sour cream—lettuce. Darcie had the brilliant idea to buy #Chipotle burritos to give out to people in #Sacramento. Thanks to the patience & efficiency of the Chipotle team on 16th & Broadway for our spontaneous order. Also, this new location, staff, furniture, and vibe was prime! Darcie & I each bought 6 burritos (chicken and veggie), rented two JUMP bikes thro
Reppin' a 7th grader's art after I told 'em I love #chipotle! #educatorcc day 8. #chipinforeducation www.educatorcc.com. Watch this week's Educator Shout Out Interview post with Mrs. Hocking (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBI5ndfnaFexfohqg4-n7Gw?view_as=subscriber) #ellen #michelleobama #giveback #support #educators #educatorcc #mentalhealthawareness #kindnessmatters