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When people offer you something... a little help, a hand, or a favor, perhaps support ... what is your response? Do you immediately default to declining the offer? Say, thank you but you are fine--have it covered-
I recently was listening to a HayHouse Podcast. The teacher featured, Guy Winch, was speaking to the idea of emotional hygiene. Guy was equating the need for cleaning-santizing our emotions- emotional well-being and our minds with the same care we use to care for our physical bodies.
Often the things I tell myself are things I would NEVER say to another person, including someone I don't care for. We need to hold
Reflection and searching for deep meaning are not always your friend.
A former professor of President Obama, considered his experience with Barry Obama, the student. This professor claimed that Obama's greatest asset and undeniably his greatest obstacle was his ability to see from many diverse perspectives and the related pros and cons of a situation. Perhaps too many perspectives. This often hampered college Obama's decisiveness.
I am a more effective leader, teacher, wife, parent when making decisions amidst an action-oriented environment. Analysis paralysis can be hidden under labels like : planning, checking into it, doing research, weighing my options, blah, blah and BLAH. Procrastination. One
How I breathe is in my control. How I view every moment is too. Is the universe friendly and on my side? Is everyone trying to undercut me? Am I lucky or unlucky? Do people drive me crazy or do I see a lesson in that relationship that has been selected for me and by me?
Lately I have noticed that people seem to rely on elementary school rationale like, "No fair! No budges!! Why can't I have one?...WE operate with integrity and virtue where as THEY obviously are not." It seems this lens (that we choose) protects us from reflecting on what our contribution is to the situation or if it is really ours to be concerned with. Ask why does this matter to us. Have you found yourself
How do you eat an elephant? This week I felt a bit overwhelmed with my elephant.
A common theme appeared in my class discussions with many of the groups of gifted students I work with.
Common threads to all the lectures:
30th Class Reunion Tips
Tip #1. Bring your spouse to break the ice for you. My husband, Joe, saved me~ not even kidding. I recognized NO ONE (at first). As I was frozen in place, clutching my O'Douls and forgetting to breathe, he devised a plan on the spot. He started walking up to people in front of me and reaching his hand out asked how people were doing:) As they struggled to place him, he introduced himself as my husband. This gave me a minute to sneak a peek at nametags and quickly try and place them.
Tip #2. Do not wear short sleeves to this reunion ladies. Even the nearly anorexic ladies were sporting 'bingo flags.' Not pretty in the pictures; at all. I thought I was pretty hot to trot that night. Suffice it to say that when I saw my arms in the pictures I squeaked with dismay
So.... disclaimer right up front. I love Liz Gilbert, I love her book and I love her eloquent, frank, sassy sensibility and wry humor. I love her self deprecating manner and her 'full body hug' energy she spreads liberally when meeting new friends and greeting old ones. Her podcast, Big Magic was evidence of this....I love her balance of wonder and practicality.
I would totally be friends with Liz-- no real friends. She passes my very serious test of real womanhood/friendship worthiness. Face it, we really have no time to mess around with pretend 'real' friends. My top ten reasons why Liz and I should be real friends, not just Facebook friends...
I just finished a book called, Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning Hardcover – April 14, 2014.
by Peter C. Brown (Author), Henry L. Roediger III (Author), Mark A. McDaniel (Author).
Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners....
Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and
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I am a veteran educator who has two gifted children of my own. People-parents especially, ask me all the time if I have a website, blog, resources and the like....and then came Happe Thoughts. Love it, or leave it-either is fine. It will find who needs it:)
Happe Thoughts to you~
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