Facing fears.

Facing fears. September 26, 2017   As a writer, one of my biggest fears is rejection. It is human nature to hold in our hearts a longing for acceptance. This inner drive to be seen and heard is in some ways at odds with the nature of publishing.   Here, in my free space toContinue reading “Facing fears.”

Authentic self.

I’m learning to live more true to myself. This means letting go of judgement, of fear, of resentment, of criticism to the point of stagnation. In an ongoing healing journey, I am coming home to myself in the sense of living from a place of truth. My intention is to live, to fully live, withoutContinue reading “Authentic self.”

Share your passion.

If you know me, or have met me, you likely know that I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I’ve recently been told that my 4 year old son does the same, for which I am proud. Being in tune to your emotions and feelings should be celebrated regardless of age, gender, status, etc. ThisContinue reading “Share your passion.”

Just do you.

You will have moments of clarity, and moments of doubt. The important thing to remember is that you are uniquely you. No one else can express how you do. No one else sees the world as you do. Be confident in the truth that you are important. Your ideas have merit and are worth sharing.Continue reading “Just do you.”

The world is my playground.

A common thread to my recent practices as a writer, researcher, and yogi, is around the theme of finding my purpose, passions, and igniting activity the is true to my way or ~dharma~. By opening my mind and my sensibilities to learning from every experience, I’ve re-learned that having my own ideas, finding clarity inContinue reading “The world is my playground.”

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.”

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.”

What might you learn with an open mind?

 Believe. “I can make a difference with my ideas.” At a Research I institution they are training you to become a leader in your field. The goal is to make advances in theory, practice, policy, and otherwise through original academic research and collaborations.  99% of academic debate is chasing the idea (with only 1% being personal…). ThisContinue reading “What might you learn with an open mind?”

A Marathon, Not a Sprint

I’ve never trained for a marathon that I’ve ran in as a race, per se, but I’ve been advised to adopt this metaphor as a means to characterize the experience of a successful scholar in mathematics education. I am engaged in a myriad of research, professional development, writing, and networking activities, all of which haveContinue reading “A Marathon, Not a Sprint”

Telling stories.

I was recently inspired to tell stories. In a talk by Dr. Susan May Basalla, she told of the stories she has learned from others seeking positions outside of academia. In her talk she spoke of being inspired by things that motivate us, that we are passionate about, taking our own paths that are certainlyContinue reading “Telling stories.”