Learning to listen.

Learning to listen. To a calling, deep inside. Turning inward to notice. No longer hidden– A desire to connect. With higher purpose. Through expression. Through teaching. Through silence. Through sleep. My dreams bring visions of translations of Sanskrit verses Yet here I am–awakened to the sounds of babes Crying, whining, cajoling me back to awareness. […]

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Perfect amidst imperfection.

Perfect amidst imperfection. Written August 9, 2017   Sometimes the absence of something is the trigger to realize it is essential to our way of life. Writing is like that for me. Academic writing, free writing, journal writing, blog writing, sketching, or some other form of creative expression through dance, yoga, music, art. From this […]

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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, without […]

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Seeing the unseen. 

In seeking to see the unseen we seek hidden truths. Treasure that remains dormant until harvested and unearthed. It is through the practice of seeking to see the unseen that we come to a greater sense of awareness. Some truths can only be sensed or felt. Perhaps you enjoy the embrace of friend, or a […]

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Weight of the world.

Got the weight of the world on your shoulders? You put it there. Don’t. Just let it go. Allow the energy to pass through you. Practice balance: the mindful distribution of energy. Inhale.Exhale.Repeat. Stop clinging onto blocked energy. Be with it, then let it go, for the sake of all of us. You are a […]

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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 learner […]

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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 at […]

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A light switch.

Someone once said they are not aiming for happiness in life, but rather, engagement in life. It now makes me wonder if this is my quest as well. Recently it seems as though I’ve been reaching for happiness but falling short. Never quite getting it right. From this refreshed perspective, maybe I’m not falling short […]

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Encouraging words.

I am always learning. Today I have learned the power of encouraging words. Words the seek to inspire, to motivate, to push ahead, to make progress when faced with adversity and challenges. This also reminds me of a few quote from movies I’ve enjoyed with my family recently. “A true warrior never quits” (Kung Fu […]

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