February 15, 2017

By day I am a First Grade teacher, committed to teaching six and seven year olds how to write anything they want to. We tell them that they are all authors and we hold on tight to the mantra...“if you can think it, you can say it, and if you can say it, you can write i...

January 4, 2017

The New Year can be many things, and is often a time to consider ways to reboot and retool for our next trip around the sun.  Like many,  I spent some time thinking about how I wanted to approach it. What do I want to set out to do this year…what’s my vision? Maybe it’...

January 3, 2017

I love a good list. To do lists, grocery list, phone calls to make, workouts to try, recipes to make, etc. If there is more than one thing that falls into a category, I am going to turn it into a list. Maybe I picked up this note taking habit from my Dad (who is never...

November 19, 2016

Health happens one day at a time. I read this quote on a social media group I follow that focuses on health and wellness, and its simplicity and honesty struck me. We all have days when we feel less than our best- not enough sleep, overindulging with food and drink, sk...

November 5, 2016

This past weekend I got to experience my first Ride to Cure with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The culminating ride of the 2016 season for the Georgia team, we cycled 104 miles along the A1A Highway and the Atlantic Coast in Amelia Island. It was a picture...

September 19, 2016

Sun Valley…for those who know it, just hearing the name likely brings a smile to one’s face and a wave of unforgettable memories. Idaho is a place offering a lifetime of explorations- having lived there for almost ten years, we barely scratched the surface of all the G...

September 15, 2016

Mindful, as described by Jon Kabat-Zinn, is maintaining an awareness of thoughts, feelings, and sensations within a surrounding environment. He simplifies this by saying, “It’s knowing what’s on your mind.” I think we can all agree that we know what is on our mind at a...

September 4, 2016

Summer - We look forward to it all year long…we count down the days until it officially arrives… we dream about it, we plan for it, and we can hardly wait to enjoy it. When that magical moment arrives, we savor every minute. Goodbye alarm clocks, fast paced mornings wi...

May 28, 2016

When I reflect upon my first year in the classroom at Woodside Elementary in 2005, I can’t help but smile at how far I have come. At that time, a classroom of fifteen English Language Learners, two students on the Autism spectrum, and one student with arthrogryposis se...

May 3, 2016

Spring is upon us, and the birds are chirping. We really gave them something to chirp about this past Thursday as we hung hand made bird feeders in Discovery Woods as a special Earth Day treat. Knowing Paul would be out on Friday (and he was the brains behind this fun...

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Sarah is the co-director of team Bristow, a passionate educator and mentor, and an advocate for a healthy lifestyle. Just like the rest of us, she seeks to grow every day.

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