Latest from Dana Sear

No Blog Here...Just Some Random Thoughts

Jun 18, 2014 06:40 AM GMT

One of my clients told me today that her daughter, who is now a college student announced at the height of intellectual capacity, (17 yrs for those of you who don't have children) announced that she had in fact decided on her life's mission. She wanted...Read More »

The World is Good

Jun 07, 2014 04:35 AM GMT

This is a blog I wrote when my daughter's eyesight had finally deteriorated enough to be classified as legally blind. With my new blog here at eLuminary, I decided to post this as an intro so that I can share the stories of our journey. Sarah has Retinitis...Read More »

Another NON-Blog

May 22, 2014 12:30 AM GMT

It's finally getting cold and i suddenly remember what I don't like about winter. Cold is painful. My muscles object and retaliate with a lack of cooperation. The wind is making its music tonight, as it lowers it's shoulder and forces its way through...Read More »

Who the Heck are YOU?

May 08, 2014 07:09 AM GMT

I was asked a question recently that was so difficult to answer. We were in training and I expected something like, "What's your favorite hair color?" or "When did you start cutting hair?" Instead the question was, "What defines you?"ummm...wha...? There...Read More »

How I Got Here

May 08, 2014 02:14 AM GMT

I'm an active member on a professional site. We gather there to discuss solutions and ideas. We look for continuing education and inspiration. A while back, a newbie to the industry was needing a hug. Being new to anything can be painful but growth that...Read More »

The Glorious Blogoshpere

May 08, 2014 02:06 AM GMT

I've been watching the blogs. Some I actually read. I have been looking for a new blog home for several years, since my original blog, and to date, the only one that was even remotely satisfying, went belly up.  I even went back. But the host...Read More »

Flip Chart (((hugs))) & Brain Beating

May 07, 2014 06:41 AM GMT

I teach when I'm not behind the chair and hairdressers can be funny. And fickle. And fussy. BUT, they can also incredibly talented, right brained and overwhelmingly generous. Some of them think of education as something they have to do because someone...Read More »

The Search is On

May 07, 2014 01:50 AM GMT

When I was in third grade, Mrs. Powell, the most wonderful teacher in the world would tell her unhappy, scowling students, “You’d better straighten that face up. It’ll stick like that.” Almost always, all the other students would start making...Read More »

Dandelion Garden

May 07, 2014 01:39 AM GMT

When we moved into our maintenance free town home before we bought our home, I was quite excited about the shoveled sidewalks, nicely manicured lawns, trimmed trees all without any effort on my part. I enjoy gardening. I just don't have enough time to...Read More »

Weeds in the Toilet

May 06, 2014 09:45 PM GMT

There are times when I sit down at my computer, lay my hands on the keyboard, and thoughts form, words appear on the screen, ideas flow seemingly out of nowhere.Other times, I stare relentlessly at a blank screen like I’m in a blinking contest. I always...Read More »

Un Abrazo

May 06, 2014 09:35 PM GMT

I love birthdays. All birthdays. Mine, yours, theirs. Doesn’t matter. Birthdays make me smile. I know a lot of people who find no joy in them at all. They see them as reminders of being older than they were yesterday. Opportunities to recount all the...Read More »

A letter to my nemesis

Apr 01, 2014 03:43 AM GMT

A letter to my NemesisYou are not better. You are not stronger. You are not more courageous. I will not be beaten down by your declarations of my inadequacies, as you spew your thoughts like prophecies from the mountain tops. I am onto your game. By pointing...Read More »

You're Already Normal

Feb 03, 2014 03:11 PM GMT

When I was little, the world was a scary place. Everyone was bigger, smarter, funnier, prettier, luckier and more talented than me. They had joyful lives. They didn't fear spiders. They could run faster, swim better, hit the ball. They knew what they...Read More »


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