Five Reasons to Smile

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Need a free and effortless mood lifter? What if there was one simple thing that you could do repeatedly, that would life your mood and the mood of everyone around you, teachers and kids alike? And what if that one thing was so simple it took no extra energy or effort? What if it was…

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What if stress is good for you?

How embracing stress can result in growth Take a moment and think about a time in your life when you experienced a lot of personal growth.  Perhaps it was in your career or your personal life.  Maybe it was a time of spiritual growth. Got it? Now pause again and think about a time in…

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Stressed out?

Need a Summer of Renewal NOW? As a trainer and coach, I work with a lot of educators.  In fact, having worked in the public school system for 20 years, I’m friends with a lot of educators and school counselors.  And here is what I bet most of them would say: Being an educator means…

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5 Ways to help children develop GRIT

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5 Ways to Help Children Develop GRIT Prepare the child for the path; not the path for the child.  (author unknown) Over fifty years ago, Emmy Werner, a psychologist did a groundbreaking four decade study of hundreds of children living on the Hawaiian island, Kauai. One third of the kids were born into poverty or…

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Holiday Stress?

5 Tips Guaranteed to Beat It In case you didn’t notice… the world is gearing up for another holiday season. Are you looking forward to it? Or dreading the stress? Eagerly anticipating family gatherings? Or agonizing over the perfect gifts? Wondering how you will fit everything into your already busy schedule? Here’s some tips to…

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Does your workplace bring out the best?

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Here’s the workplace fix According to US and global Gallup polls about 89% of workers don’t feel that they can be their best at work and 70 % are not engaged at work.  What this means is that an overwhelming majority of the workforce is not involved in or committed to their work while about…

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