I am a grateful mother of two, high school special education teacher, fitness instructor and wellness coach. I often say to my students, "In my dream school, I would be teaching about the benefits of Kale and doing Yoga with my students daily". I would then go on to say that if I was not bound by the lovely board of Regents, that I would be focusing on their spiritual journey, as well as personal development as a means to overcome anxiety and depression. I would teach to their talents, and we would sing and dance daily. I would show them how to embed technology within their lives, to simplify, rather than complicate life, to connect, rather than divide. My students often joke that I should open up a "Happy School". I hope for this blog to paint a picture of what I have always dreamed about teaching...unapologetic happiness. At 36, I myself, have been doing quite a bit of soul searching, to create my own happiness, through art, music and movement, with a little help from my two little angels, I am slowly learning that if I am to truly live my truth, that it must involve creation. My goal is to teach happiness, first to myself, and then to share it with the world.