Grauer Teacher In The News: Jillian Bourdon
Congratulations to Jillian Bourdon, English and Psychology Teacher, for being featured on the cover and in an article in this month’s San Diego Reader magazine! The article “San Diego Models of Happiness” was written by former Grauer teacher Chris Ahrens, and it includes Jillian and other San Diegans explaining their secrets to being happy in their lives. Click here to read the article.
Jillian says, “Having an idea of what you think happiness is can actually get in the way of happiness. Happiness is what happens, and I think there’s a relationship between the words happiness and happen. I think happiness is what’s left when you strip away all expectations. That’s not always the case, but I think it creates conditions that can lead to happiness. Other conditions leading to happiness for me are good relationships, doing things for friends, having a nice work/life balance where there’s ample extra time, and having hobbies.”
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