Wake Up Critical Thinkers!

It is time for us to start using our brains, wake up to some realities, and seek some truth. I am a high school special education teacher who has started to realize our kids lack some very necessary skills to be effective in today’s troubling times. I am not just talking about kids in special…

Why you triggered!

I hear this from students so often. “Why you triggered?” or “What he said triggered me!” I never did like this word because it has always been about placing blame on someone else for the way a student responded to a situation. If you are not familiar with Peter Crone, then you should look him…

Recipes

I will be sharing some great healthy recipes as often as possible. I hope you will share some goods ones too on our journey together. This is one I had last night for supper that is now one of my favorites. It is full of flavor. I used range free chicken. The recipe is for…

Podcast Launch Date

This experience has been exciting and at times, frightening. I have decided on a launch date to both commit myself to a schedule and to ease my mind. Launch day of the Mind Wake podcast will be Sunday, August 16th! I know that this may seem further out than I was thinking at first, but…

MindWake Under Construction

Hello to all who are followers of The Human Connection! You may notice that the website is a bit different and the url is too. I am happy to announce that I am creating a podcast. I am excited about the prospect of this because I will finally be able to connect with you on a more…

The Power of Intention

My wife and I had a discussion this morning that was about a topic she stated was “mind blowing.” I agreed with her. She had listened to a podcast that discussed the topic of intention. I will only scratch the surface on this one, but my intent is to start a habitual process that will…

Slaying the Whatif Dragon

When I started this blog, I was…and am…facing a dragon. I love to write. When I do, I feel excited, overcome with thought and a desire to help others. A thought creeps in that sounds something like this, “What if no one likes it? What if the only people that do like it are family…

Facing Our Dragons

I read an assignment for one of our school’s Myth and Symbol classes and I had a major moment of inspiration. The assignment reaches the core of what I believe to be the main subject of my thoughts and writing. Fear. The assignment is centered on the hero’s journey which is a journey every human…

I Want to Experience Pain and Suffering

Everyone who has ever lived has suffered or gone through pain. We may not have suffered the same, but we have suffered none the less. I completed my first marathon on 2 June 2019. I went through a whole new level of suffering and pain, and it was not all physical. Pain and suffering allow…