Shifting Thoughts & Habits

ECC Day 309: “Shifting Thoughts & Habits” I heard on the radio today, “You can’t start a new chapter in life if you keep re-reading the last one.” This resonated with me about letting things go from past chapters (ongoing PROCESS), recognizing when undesirable habits resurface, assessing their benefit, and taking action to replace it with a beneficial behavior (also a PROCESS). I’m aware, and am intentional about working through those processes. I can get into an obsessive co

Mental Health Awareness

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

Real Face Time

ECC Adventures on Day 203: *Therapy appointment to do a regular mental health check-up, much like you do a physical check-up, and maintain your vehicle or bike. #selfcare #selflove *I asked a news journalist/reporter what story he was recording, and Leonie ( @leoniepickett ) was interviewed about paid parking in @davis.downtown . We just might see her on @cbssacramento . Thanks, Leonie. Next time, yup, it’s my turn...or I won’t ask. *Real-Face-Time to catch up with a superb q

Circle of care

ECC Day 202: Take care of your mind, heart, and body; in theory & in practice, they’ll take care of you. Bowl: brown rice, mild & corn salsa, sour cream, guac, lettuce When we take good care of our educators, they are better equipped to take good care of our kids. #ChipInForEducation AKA donate to the ECC’s Fundraiser @gofundme OR #Ellen #EllenDegeneres #TheEllenShow #EllenShow #GetMsEbbeOnYourShow #selflove #selfcare #chipotle #challenge #fundraiser #GiveB

Bib up!

Sometimes ya gotta put your bib on, and dig in. One. Bite. At a time. I also didn’t want to spill the beans on my beloved @homosapian_ltd sweatshirt...I just did laundry. It’s day one ninety fo’ (194). Veggin’ out - brown rice, black beans, veggies, mild, sour cream, guac, lettuce Support educators & students by donating to the ECC @gofundme Fundraiser - #ChipInForEducation #Ellen #EllenDegeneres #TheEllenShow #EllenShow #GetMsEbbeOnYourShow #selflove #chip

Exuding Love

ECC Day 170: Another day, another meal (salad with chicken, mild, sour cream) loving @chipotle — 14 years and over 170 days strong. #truelove #relationshipgoals We’ve got that ‘I can have Dos Coyotes for lunch & Chipotle for dinner - and our relationship will not be phased - kind of love’. I know what you’re asking yourself...does that mean Kala cheated on Chipotle? Far from it. Chipotle & I have a lot of love to give/share, and an understanding that various types of relation

Handle Yourself With Care

ECC Day 156: Handle Yourself with Care. Today, with a chicken burrito filled with brown rice, black beans, mild salsa, sour cream, and lettuce. Put your oxygen mask on before you help others. What good will you be to someone else if your bucket is empty? Recharge your battery like you do this device you’re holding. Find the courage to be yourself, and surround yourself with people who support & encourage you to be authentic. Feel fulfilled and grounded in this world of comple

Believe in Yo’self

Believe in yo’self. This won’t get old: “You could make a wish...or you could MAKE IT HAPPEN!” Practice. You CAN change the world! Let’s go; we’re in this together! Also, love what you do, and the people you do it valuable to me! Day 154 of the ECC. Bowl with 1/2 & 1/2 rice, chicken, mild, sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. #Ellen #EllenDegeneres #TheEllenShow #EllenShow #GetMsEbbeOnYourShow #selflove #challenge #chipotle #fundraiser #GiveBack #MichelleObama #oprah #b

Peace, Love & Chipotle

#selfcare and #selflove on ECC Day 42 with s bowl of 1/2 white, 1/2 brown rice, chicken, mild salsa, sour cream, and lettuce. #ellen #love #educator #schoolcounselor #chipinforeducation

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