I am so glad you are here. If you are looking for ways to behave yourself and do your best thinking, or for your children to behave themselves and do their best thinking, you are in the right place!
The Guts (My favorite part)
After trying every method and therapy known to man to help my daughter with her dyslexia, it was whole foods and right-brain learning strategies that saved the day. My daughter no longer suffers from depression and no longer considers herself dyslexic. I have seen students suffering with ADD, ADHD, depression, aggression, Asbergers, sensory disorders and even autism, find an improvement in their situation by leaving some things out of their diet and adding in the good foods.
The Brain (My other favorite part)
As an elementary teacher, I became fascinated watching struggling students find their way after leaving behind processed food and switching to real food. I’ve taken many nutrition classes and have read many books. All of my studies, past and present, focus on children and their learning and behavior, but I have found out that it works for grown-ups, too! I have presented at conferences and given classes to PTAs and church groups. I am not a nutritionist or dietitian, just someone who has personally seen what a difference whole foods make in behavior and learning. As a teacher, I do know how some strategies work great for students when other strategies don’t. I love sharing different ways of learning and studying.
The Heart (Ok. I love this part)
I grew up in Indiana, earned a BA in elementary education from Purdue University (GO BOILERS!) and married my high school sweetheart. After 3 years, living and teaching in Utah, our son was born and we moved to beautiful Colorado. Our daughter was born here. I received an MA in Whole Learning Education from Regis University. We are now empty nesters except for a Dutch Sheepdog, named Lente. She will have her own page soon!
I really am a grandma! YaY! I love that part of my life! So far, I just have one little granddaughter, a grandson and one on the way!
I’m a newly retired elementary school teacher. I’ve taught all the grades at our school, K-5. I had to start a blog because I just can’t let go. I’m talking to you, students, parents, paras, community folks, teachers and librarians. You are my people. I can’t imagine going on with the rest of my life without you in it.
Blogging was not something I had anticipated when thinking about retirement. Instead, I was going to do all of those other retirement things. You know, garden, hike, camp, knit, travel, cook, volunteer and read. You could also add go-to-the-bathroom-whenever-I-want, and take-more-than-5-minutes-to-eat-lunch to the list. I am still doing those things but I’m adding in sharing healthy paths to strong minds and happy hearts.
The Feet (I can’t wait to see what you do with this part!)
This blog is about what works in our family. You will want to use this as a jumping-off place for your own research into what works for your family. It’s ok. I’ll give you plenty of resources!
Talk to me. I’ll let you know what has worked for my family, and you can share what has worked for yours. I can’t wait to get to know you!
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