From My Heart to Yours

It Takes A Village

I never really understood the value of community until recently. As a loner, I’ve always felt the most comfortable in...

Be, and Then Share

The type of awareness I need to have to work with children in the Montessori environment and beyond has been...

A Letter From My Brother

Brother unlucky came to visit. He traveled upward of 36 hours to come and see me. And he stayed for...

The Future, the Present and the Choices We Make

I still remember walking into my classroom on the first day, the first week, the first month, and not having...

Chapter 4: Facing Me

I write to you from a tiny village in Yixing, China, known for both tea plants and being the holy...

Between the Lines

Time to tell me the truth; to burden your mouth for what you say. No pieces of paper in the...

The Beauty of Journaling

My diary has truly turned into something beautiful. It is, for the first time, a tangible stream of consciousness that...

The Nature of Healing

I haven’t really figured out how to cope yet. But I’ve been pretending. I’ve been doing everyday things; immersing myself...

Nothing Beats A Failure But A Try

Last year this time I was busy applying for the Peace Corps. My application was bare but my essay, I...

Quit Instagram Before You’re Lost

I released myself from my Instagram. And it felt like I threw all my disappointments and hurt into a flowing...