'Wishing Well'

First World Problems?

First World Problems?

Photo credit: CollegeDegrees360     (Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) I’ve grown up with a privileged life. As an adult those privileges continue to be extended to me. I see the same kind of privilege, if not read more

Spreading Hope – Two Decades on Death Row

Spreading Hope – Two Decades on Death Row

Photo: Carrie Brummer (left) with Speaker/Author Kerry Cook (right) (Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) We were very fortunate in my school community to have speaker Kerry Cook share his story and experience. His experience is so powerful read more

The Search for Happiness

The Search for Happiness

Photo credit: http://www.sxc.hu/profile/godoflite (Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) I recently read a book called The Science of Happiness by Dr. Stefan Klein. I’ve always been interested in definitions of happiness and the journeys people take to reach read more

The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers

Photo credit: Christa Richert (Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) Recently I went on a trip to Doha on behalf of my school. Four teachers brought about twenty students to meet and work with other fine arts students from read more

Savoring the Now

Savoring the Now

(Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) I’ve been told good and bad news can come in threes. I tried to look up the history of this superstition but struggled to find any information that speaks to its source. Regardless, read more

Summer “Stay-cation”

Summer “Stay-cation”

Feature photo: 400 year old Angel Oak tree in Charleston, South Carolina (Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) It’s that time of year that makes me reflect on my family and friends and the experiences I share with them. This read more

A Call for Living Life Authentically

A Call for Living Life Authentically

(Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) What is Authenticity? I asked my art students to investigate this very question upon their return to school. I handed each student an artwork created last year that was left for garbage. read more

The Bucket List

The Bucket List

(Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) I am a teacher who lives overseas. I have been to places I had at one point never even knew existed (Sri Lanka, for example) and met people who have opened my read more

Are Automatic Thoughts Hampering Your Creativity?

Are Automatic Thoughts Hampering Your Creativity?

(Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) Automatic thoughts are the immediate emotions and ideas that come into your head without planning. They come randomly, and can be both good (Yes! I made it through the first round of read more

Why Did I Become an Educator?

Why Did I Become an Educator?

(Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) Over my seven year career as an art teacher I have been asked a few times: Why did you become a teacher? Some people ask me out of curiosity while others look read more