If You Cannot Control It, Let It Go

Alexia Coaching, Happiness

I have now been without home mail service for 4 days. I have made two face-to-face visits to my local post office, called the USPS customer service line, and even left a friendly note for my mail carrier on the outside of my mailbox. I spent a good 2/3 of today, a day I earmarked for relishing my new MacBook, …

Relishing the Afterglow

Alexia Uncategorized

As I prepare to reenter student mode next week, for I am attending a one-week coaching intensive, I have been dutifully setting time aside for completing my pre-workshop work. I’ve been asked by the workshop facilitators to identify 4 or 5 challenges or goals that I would like to work through during my time in Portland. And I’m a bit …

A Little Birthday Eve Waxing

Alexia Uncategorized

One should never move too close to her birthday! Both events have a tendency to make one, at least me, reflect a bit too deeply on all that has transpired in one’s life thus far. And conceding to this double dose of introspection, well, has left me feeling a bit like a walking Oprah episode sans the tissue. Fortunately, I …

Soul Food from the Kids

Alexia Teaching

I discourage teaching on Mondays in the Spring semester of a year. Between Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, bizarre public school spring breaks that span over a week, one feels like s/he is never with her students. I’ve really felt disconnected from many of my babes this year for this very reason. Just as we begin to let …