Life hacks for a Balanced Schedule

School has recently started for many of us and I know that it may have been a little bumpy getting started, getting into the swing of things, figuring out how to create a schedule that works for all parts of your life and sticking to those things that we want to spend our time doing for our health, well-being and happiness and those things that we feel we have to do.  If you are experiencing (or ever have experienced) this invisible, yet very real pull,...

Applying Minimalism to the Classroom

The topic of minimalism has been popping up all around me the past few weeks.  I have listened to people talking about applying this concept to their homes, lifestyles, and businesses.  I have heard the dramatic impact this movement has had on people, allowing them to get rid of clutter and bring in more of what is important in their lives.  According to the website, The Minimalists (, “Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so...

Why the Insight Timer App Rocks!

  Anyone who knows me or has ever heard me talk about developing a consistent mindfulness practice has probably heard me sing high praises for something called the Insight Timer.  However it occurred to me that I’ve never sat down and considered all the reasons it seems to be such an important and helpful app.  So that’s what today’s blog is about...