Ryan: Top Intermittent Fasting Tips for Teachers on Summer Vacation

Intermittent fasting is perfect for teachers during the school year.  We’re too busy and distracted to think about food too much. It releases us from the tedious need to pack lunch and schlep dishes back and forth every day.  It gives us more time to hit the bathroom and make photocopies. It’s awesome. But what

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Kim: To Contemplation & Beyond

I *love* the word Contemplation. I love the concept of contemplation. It’s an introspective process, one where you take a thought or idea inside yourself and bounce it around gently to see if it settles in and fits. When I wrote Unmired, I called it a Book of Contemplations for just that reason. However, within

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Ryan: Oh, What a Lonely Boy

My friend Jeremy and I have shared the hour long commute to our teaching jobs for twelve years.  Two hours per day. Five days a week. Nine months of the year. That’s a lot of airspace to fill.    For whatever reason, we never developed the habit of listening to music or audiobooks together, though we

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Kim: Girl, Just Stop

Rachel Hollis is making a bazillion dollars by encouraging all of us (though clearly, she’s addressing women, and ones who don’t mind being called Girl) to stop apologizing.  I’m a woman comfortable being called Girl, so she’s talking to me, but I was working on unapologetic/unashamed before her latest blockbuster book.  This development ties directly to my fasting

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Kim: Long Live Hashtags

Hashtags. I loved them before they were cool, while they were cool, and now that they’ve fallen out of favor. I occasionally speak in hashtags and I refuse to apologize for this fact. In fact, #NoShameInMyGame is one of my all-time favorite hashtags to use. I’ve talked about the pervasive shame I struggled with before

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Ryan: Autopsy of an Angry Itch

Have you ever resisted the urge to scratch an itch? Really let yourself feel it? The next time you are hit with a really angry itch, don’t scratch. Be observant instead. Dissect the physical experience and notice everything about it. We’re so conditioned to eradicate discomfort that most of us think resisting an itch is

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