Maybe It Is My Fault

“Oh shit I’m sorry, that’s my bad.” or “I’m so sorry, that’s my fault.” You’re right, it probably is. Even if it wasn’t, it’s time that we all defaulted to this reaction of blaming ourselves. It kind of feels unhealthy up front, but think of it more as a thought exercise. When we blame ourselves […]

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An Ode To My Morning Routine

My alarm goes off and my mind is already racing. I take the dog out and hope she’s going to relieve herself quickly so I can get inside and start rattling off pieces of my morning To Do list: -Make coffee -Put lunch together -Shower -Get dressed. This one’s always a fun game. My wife, Christina, […]

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Happiness Is…

The other day I was listening to an Art Of Charm podcast episode featuring James Altucher. During the conversation, Altucher offers up a formula for happiness that resonated with me for two reasons: 1) It’s a formula, and I’m a math teacher. Math nerds unite. 2) It makes a simple and concise point as to how to […]

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Mile Marker 4: Journey to 13.1

I posted a couple weeks back about a new project that I am embarking on this school year (NEW PROJECT: Mr. Matiash Goes Running. Episode 01.). Throughout the course of the year I will be training to run a half-marathon and vlogging my journey to showcase to my students that while they are working hard in the […]

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Finding Your Inner GPS

How bad is your sense of direction? For the longest time, mine was terrible. I lived in the same city for 25 years of my life and there were many places that I couldn’t find if my life depended on it. It’s comical to recall how many times I have been driving and had to […]

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This Too Shall Pass

“This too shall pass” I’m sure we’ve all heard this phrase; whether it be from a book, a song, or a loved one reminding us to keep our head up in trying times. It’s a healing expression that tells us that we have to trust the ebb and flow of life and know that it […]

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