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December 6, 2021

December Tips: Racing, Roots & Rejuvenation

Shared in our December 2021 Newsletter Dear Together Friends, Fans, and Family, December always gets me – in all the ways. This December marks the third anniversary of my father’s unexpected death and a complicated time for…

November 22, 2021

2021 Together Gift Ideas

My big-blended-dual-religion family is coming up on a season of celebration, and so a few citizens from across the extended Together-verse have come together to recommend some fun Together-adjacent gifts for anyone in your world. But no need to…

November 7, 2021

November Tips: Gatherings, Grace & A Giveaway!

Shared in our November 2021 Newsletter Dear Together Friends, Fans, and Family, Gatherings. Oh, my. As the holiday season approaches (and trust me, it is complicated over here in the Together-verse with my multiple religion, blended…

October 5, 2021

Sharing is Caring: Host a Together Talk

After a summer and fall teaching blitz (I’m still in it!), I’m finally getting the chance to follow up with course participants to see how you share Togetherness throughout your organizations. Andrea W., a leader at the Texas Education Agency…

September 27, 2021

Reader Feature: Building a Playlist for PD

Last fall, in anticipation of a dark, screen-filled winter ahead with a side of holiday loneliness, I built myself a Playlist. Not of songs, but a literal PLAY List: things to turn to when I needed a joy boost. Sidenote: Elena and I even talked…

September 12, 2021

Starting From Scratch: Resetting the Calendar

Does anyone else feel like they are starting their calendars from scratch again? It is sort of like when I recently returned home from a remote-work vacation, and my refrigerator was legitimately empty. Maia’s empty-ish fridge, with the…