2012. The year I graduated as an adult from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. 2012. The year I was awarded honors, a bachelors in education and political science, recognized for my leadership on campus and awarded with a top honor as being an educator who would influence education! Who knew it would take 2 mental breakdowns, sobriety, releasing myself from expectations, saving my son … Continue reading 2012
Next read…what is enough? What does it feel like? What does it sound like? What does it look like? How does it shape us? Brene says, our imperfections make who we are and define our beauty, but as we grow up we fight for the “Enough.” She says until we accept ourselves and our imperfections, then we claim our Enough. But this isn’t easy as … Continue reading Enough
Hi, world. My name is Allison. I am a mom, teacher, sister, advocate, friend, fighter, survivor of depression, recovered alcoholic, reader, camper, hikers, photographer, blogger, PTSD overcomer, homeschool parent, employee at Target, hairdresser, motivator, leader, not a very good writer, traveler, victim of bullying, military brat, petite in height, lover of folk music, adventurer, volunteer, game changer, quiet, educator in wellness, listener, empath, horrible cook, … Continue reading Hi, world.
Today, I took a short hike and I ran into some young guys so I asked them, “What can this generation learn to do better?” The one dude said, “They need to learn to live in the now.” I responded, “Why is that so important?” He said, “Because when you live in the present you can release the past and the future and sit in … Continue reading Living in the now
I guess it all started in 2012 when I took a teaching job. A job that fell into my lap and I accepted. In about a year, my hands started to shake and I could feel that I wasn’t myself. This situation became very stressful and my emotions started to run wild and sadness sunk in, but I held my head high for a long … Continue reading The Long Journey to Here
As a mom, community member, and teacher, I have seen and heard stories from around our nation asking for help with teens and everyone is scrambling to find answers. I am also asking those same questions. Why are kids so sad? Why are kids struggling with anxiety, depression? Why are they turning to drugs? Why are they disengaged about school? Why? Why? Why? Those are … Continue reading This Fix is Right Here