Tag: depression

It's the Gluten, Grandpa

I need to confess. I’m a descendant of a long line of wheat farmers and our house is going gluten-free. That’s right, we purged the Pillsbury pie crusts, converted to rice pasta, and munch on nut crackers. Grandpa Al must be rolling over in his grave, but I’m married to a new man. My father […]

Optimistic Alternative to Teaching

“Smile! It could make you happier,” reported Melinda Wenner in her article summarizing several studies on the science of happiness. She highlighted how suppressing a frown can lead to more happiness as can putting on a smile. On this day of Thanksgiving, I invite fellow educators to join me in an emphasis on the positive. I […]