Breathe into being.

Listen. What do you hear in this moment? The quiet sound of your child breathing. The hum of the dishwasher. The breeze through the window. The echo of a voice from another room. Watch. What do you see in this moment? A dimly lit room of familiar objects. The soft round features of a young child.Continue reading “Breathe into being.”

Always learning.

One thing I like about myself is that I am always learning. This sentiment reflects a positive self affirmation that I am currently working to integrate into my inner voice or self talk (i.e., with each personal attack that I inflict upon my psyche, I immediately follow it with a positive one). As a lifelong learnerContinue reading “Always learning.”

A cycle of change.

(Written March 31, 2016.) We experience change in cycles, especially in nature. The changing of the seasons – winter, spring, summer, fall – is a cycle of change. We usually enjoy and embrace the change of seasons and come to express this change in different ways. In springtime, for instance, we purge our clutter andContinue reading “A cycle of change.”

An addiction to multitasking.

(Written March 31, 2016) Here is a mere glimpse of “The multitasking mind”… In some moments (more often than not, these days), I find myself constantly urging to multitask. Mid-bite of red lentils – I should be reading something – doesn’t everyone eat and work at the same time?… About to take a drink of waterContinue reading “An addiction to multitasking.”

Crafting an identity.

Like you, I wear several hats. In my professional identity it has become increasingly important to specify what that hat looks like, and how I look when I’m wearing it. This way, others will recognize me and come to know me through my work. In my (somewhat futile) attempts to publish first and sole-author manuscripts inContinue reading “Crafting an identity.”

What I do.

In my professional role as a mathematics education researcher, I write, I analyze, I discuss, I critique, I synthesize, I read, I ponder. I seek to change the world with my ideas. My work as a researcher is centered on my quest to better understand students’ meaningful learning of mathematics. This guiding motivation is atContinue reading “What I do.”

Fearlessness is a choice.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your own consent” – Elanor Roosevelt I’ve decided I’m no longer afraid. This choice is completely empowering and transformative. In letting go of the fear I have harbored so close to my heart I am now, once again, a powerful being. In this moment, I celebrate the beautyContinue reading “Fearlessness is a choice.”

What do you do with an idea?

I’ve recently been reminded of the power of an important lesson from a wonderful children’s story: What do you do with an idea? You Change the world. Today in revising my research agenda I found myself having greater clarity. This was helpful in thinking about my writing and analyses projects from which I’m becoming moreContinue reading “What do you do with an idea?”