Family · Writing

Teach

"Tell me which of his classes to take! Make me love him," the message read. "Huh?" I thought, slightly taken aback. How do you make someone love a particular instructor? I don't think you can. I've taken classes all my life. Most of us have. Formal schooling as a kid, college, and even on the… Continue reading Teach

autism · Family · Health and Fitness · Homeschool · Homeschooling

Learning vs Schooling

My son was picked on by one kid last year. Repeatedly. It never got physical, but it was a daily torment. People with Aspergers or HFA can come across to us neurotypicals as abrasive, headstrong, disruptive, etc. That never excuses name calling, being picked on or having teachers turn a blind eye. My son was… Continue reading Learning vs Schooling

Health and Fitness

Greatness is Contagious

I was watching her - not only as a bootcamp participant, but as an instructor. Early on in my heart of hearts, I knew that I was watching and learning to become an instructor myself. Yes, I was getting my own fitness on track, but deep down I felt like this was something I would… Continue reading Greatness is Contagious

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Food · Health and Fitness

Teaching Gumption

"Pull the dumbbell up like this," I told her, "as if you are pulling the cord on a lawn mower." I had borrowed this phrase from my trainer, because it accurately illustrates the movement I wanted her to perform. To this day I cannot start my lawnmower and not think of this move, and my trainer.… Continue reading Teaching Gumption

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Getting Back in the Saddle

Do you ever have one of those moments? Those situations that seem somehow orchestrated? That you are simply being carried along by the situation? I've had a few of those, adopting our dogs definitely had that "preordained" vibe. Today was much the same. Last week, no one showed up to teach spin class. I am… Continue reading Getting Back in the Saddle