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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

From Comedy to Tradegy: Suicide Prevention Resources

Yesterday the world was rocked again when the Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died Monday in California. He was 63.It is still to early to surmise the cause of death but the general consensus is that Williams committed suicide after years of suffering from depression. As with most tragic events I believe that there is a lesson to be learned. Over my lifetime I lost many people some from natural causes and sadly some of them have left before thier time I miss them everyday.

I believe that the best we can do is learn from this so today I wanted to share some Suicide prevention resources .

Here are a few helpful resources that we all should share. If you have any other suggestions please let us know. The more knowledge we all have the better

How to Help Someone who is Suicidal


 The Trevor Project



Need Help? Text “CTL” to 741741.


If you are someone you know is suffering from thoughts of suicide please do NOT hesitate to tell someone. There is no wrong way to deal with this. By not being silent when you or those you love are suffering we can be step closer to better tommorow

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: S is for Success

A few weeks ago I decided to that on thursday for a while in order to get myself back into the groove ! So today is throwback thursday where each week we will look back at the post I have written. I could have choosen randomly but last week I ask all of you want letter you wanted and on your fellow readers chose the letter......

  Share your Family Recipes! *Cookbook Contest* Ends 4/31

 Social Media for Businesses beyond Facebook

So the world didn't end,does that mean I still have to clean my room? 

Success without Motivation:Why I do What I do!

Success by Ralph Waldo Emerson 

This was a fun journey down memory lane! Go the comment section below and CHOOSE the next letter you want to explore! Any letter will do!  I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day Recipes!


The fourth of july is a day to spend time in deep reflection thinking about the freedom and rights this country allows us to enjoy....and food! This is a great time to get together with friends, family, and whoever else you care to invite. One of the best parts of the 4th besides the fireworks is the wonderful family recipes we all get to enjoy. So today I thought we could all share some of our favorite Fourth of july dishes.

Here are just a few of my favorites!

Something fun to drink with the kids 


Fourth of July is not complete with out the perfect burger

Every summer when I was kid my cousins and I would gather at my grandparents house and we would take turns making ice cream

So thats it for me!! What are some of your favorite family recipes?? Please share them in the comment secction below!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Teachers Dream : My Journey Towards Higher Education


 A few of you know that I have been on educational journey in my quest to become and Elementary School Teacher. For my application to graduate school I had to write an essay describing why I wanted to be a teacher this is a draft of the paper that I have been working on. I hope that by sharing you my dreams you will open and inspired to share yours

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." -- Forest Witcraft

There is an old house up on the hill, where the white paint is reflected in the moonlight. The sounds of various birds could be heard in the distance. On the porch sits a women in an antique rocking chair. Her body small and fragile, her face is hard and yet majestic. As she draws her last breathe she reflects back on her life her success, her failures and everything else in between. And with a final look of satisfaction a smile creeps across her face. We all wish that through the course of our lives that we have found purpose to our lives and a reason for our existence on this earth .
        Many people when looking back at their hope to accomplish many great things before they die. I have never had any grand dreams and my goals have always been simple. As I child I always imagined myself in my golden years sitting in rocking chair on the back porch with a smile on face .I hope that at the end my life I am content knowing that I did everything in my power to live my life with honor,integrity, and I touched someone along the way. I hope that teaching will help me accomplish this goal.
When I started college in 2006 I had no idea what I to do with my life. All I knew was that I was horrible at math,I wasn't to fond of the sight of blood,and I loved working with children! Sadly, these three things don't exactly make the perfect recipe for a career. So I was on my own as far figuring out what my future.So I did some soul searching I thought... I got it. I will become ... a child psychologist! I love helping people,I love kids and I am pretty good at helping other people threw their problems.
          So I started off my journey learning all about the wonderful art of psychology and I have to tell you it was fascinating. Learning about what makes the human mind the way it was one the most amazing things I have ever done. Unfortunately you reach a certain point where you learned a few things you wished you didn't. For me that was working with children of abuse.Now it wasn't that I didn't care about these kids in fact it was quite the opposite I cared to much.I started to realize that their stories hit to close to home. I realized I couldn't help them conquer their demons when I was wrestling with a few demons of my own. So regrettably it was back to the drawing board but this time I felt I was closer to my goal. I now knew for certain I wanted to work children I just wanted to do it in a different way. So half way through my junior year in college I decided to become a  teacher and I never looked back!

I have no idea what kind of teacher I will become but I do know  the kind of teacher that I want to be. What I do know is that if I am to give my future students the best education possible first I have to receive it myself. That is why I have chosen to complete the Master in Teaching program at The Evergreen State College. As undergraduate student at Evergreen I learned the importance of not only learning the material that was given to me but understanding its relation to real world. Through various programs I learn more about how to learn rather than what to think.
As exhilarating as it would be to dance on the stage as a prima ballerina, sing in front of a crowd of a hundred people, or mix chemicals in a lab I believe that teaching others to believe in themselves and their ability to learn is one of the most rewarding this job a person can have. I have no idea if I will be any good but I know that this is what I was meant to do.

 I hope that by sharing you my dreams you will open and inspired to share yours. So please feel free to tell your fellow readers your biggest dream and what you have done and are doing to accomplish your goals


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