Welcome to a place to share research on a variety of topics, to share ideas, to disseminate information that is informative (and hopefully, helpful), as well as a place to post, blog, and anything else that might strike my fancy (that IS what a blog is all about, isn’t it?). A melting pot of information on a multitude of topics.
“Genetics loads the gun and environment pulls the trigger.”~Francis Collins
I am ME!
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”~Oscar Wilde
I am also a school psychologist, animal rescuer, animal welfare proponent, educational advocate, dog mommy and doggie foster mommy, fitness buff, humane educator, philosophy fan, avid reader, student of Buddhism, among others. Someone with a rabid thirst for knowledge and a love of research. I hope to share information on a variety of topics that are of interest as well as share a laugh, a musing, a thought…anything goes!
Thank you for visiting!
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.”-Buddha
Just as Jason will probably never know how much I was impacted by our conversation (and my gratitude to him for taking time out of his busy schedule to do so), it just goes to show that you never know how your words (good or bad) will affect someone else. As it happened, just after Jason and I met, I had something life-altering happen to me that could have changed the trajectory of my life as it related to my career. While most would definitely not consider it something positive, I was able to turn it around and make that one of the most positive experiences in my life. In addition to my own views and beliefs, I fell back on a few resources and comments Jason made (and I am sure he didn’t think anything we spoke about would have an impact). So, as the saying goes:
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”~Unknown
Some inspirational Mraz…
“If it’s a broken part, replace it
But, if it’s a broken arm then brace it
If it’s a broken heart then face it
And hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
And everything will be fine
Everything will be fine.” Jason Mraz
“Live high, live mighty
Live righteously takin’ it easy
Live high, live mighty
Live righteously.”~Jason Mraz
“Oh my, justifying reasons why
Is an absolutely insane resolution to live by.
And oh, let’s take it easy and celebrate the malleable reality.
Because nothing is ever as it seems, this life is but a dream.”~Jason Mraz
“Sometimes it may seem dark, but the absence of the light is a necessary part.
Just know, you’re never alone, you can always come back home”~Jason Mraz
“It’s when you cry just a little but you laugh in the middle that you’ve made it
And don’t it feel alright, and don’t it feel so nice. Lovely.”~Jason Mraz
“You turn off the sun, I’m still gonna shine.”~Jason Mraz
Who Am I?
By: Jason Mraz
I am not my face.
I am not my hair.
I am not my family.
I am not my care.
I am not my upbringing.
I am not my mole.
I am not my receding gum.
I am not my cold.
I am not my money.
And I’m not my fame.
I’m not my hat.
I’m not even my name.
I’m just an idea that happened upon love.
I am that I am and that I am is enough.