How to Be the Teacher Your Deaf Student Will Love

So, there’s a deaf student in your class or your school for the first time. Congratulations! You’ve been given a great opportunity. You may feel a bit overwhelmed, uncertain, or (I hope) excited! Maybe your only experience with deafness is watching Nyle DiMarco...

7 Steps to Find Your Happiness Again (Part Two)

Today, we’re looking at some more strategies you can use to get out of any current funk you may be experiencing. If you missed Part 1, make sure to go back and get some good stuff.So without further ado, three more ways to find your happy place: 5. Have an attitude of...

7 Steps to Finding Your Happiness Again (Part One)

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”-attributed to Abraham Lincoln Can we make ourselves happy? A few years ago, I decided to be happy. I know, it sounds too easy. I get it. We’ve all heard the quips:Your happiness is your...

Just Like Starting Over

Sometimes I just smile. Today it’s because I’m watching the melting snow slip ever-so-softly into white wisps as it cascades from the branches of the tall pines facing my window. “I’m not in Florida anymore,” I whisper to the quizzical, inanimate orangutan encircling...