Moments Matter #2 – Gratitude

© Diane Galvez-Parker

What does it mean to be thankful? When are you most thankful? Who are you most thankful for? Are you thankful for the wealth and celebrations? What are you thankful for during poverty and solitude? Are you thankful for the moments that bring you joy? Are you thankful for the…

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My Oprah Weekend

Have you ever just sat in silence and listened to your thoughts? Complete silence. No people. No external sounds. No distractions. Do you hear the whispers of your heart? Close your eyes for the full effect. What is your heart telling you about your life right now? Are you who…

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Go To School Because You Can

© Diane Galvez-Parker

Today I told my female students that it was their last day of school. They are no longer allowed to get an education. It was a new government rule. Initially, I had their male classmates tell them the news. With a straight face, I told a group of mostly 10-year-old girls to…

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Teachers Are Lucky

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I’m free! That’s the feeling that most teachers have at the end of the school year. Ironically, reflection, exhaustion and self-doubt encompass that feeling, as well. So, technically, we are not really free. Teachers don’t necessarily share those feelings as often though, except with other teachers. The mind of a teacher…

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Di’s Mind #1

© Diane Galvez-Parker

Today is the first of a blog series that I can only describe as Di’s Mind. You never know when it will show up, but I can guarantee you that it will give some insight into the hodgepodge of thoughts running through my head at any given time. Since attending…

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For Free

Image by Diane Galvez-Parker

I have three questions for you in regards to your passion/calling/purpose in life. 1) Why do you work? Pay the bills necessary for survival (need vs. want) Save for a bigger home, car or other material items in the “want” category Save for retirement Pay or save for college Get…

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