A Daily Mantra For a Divided World

"There is Always Something I Can Learn" A Daily Mantra for a Divided World "There is always something I can learn," will be my Daily Mantra for the foreseeable future. Mantras are simple phrases, or words, or sounds, that people use to help themselves stay focused on...

Well Aren’t You The Smart One, or What Makes a Bad Word Bad

A Conversation with Kids Today in my after school class, one of my kids spilled what I called, "a heck of water" on the floor.  As we were cleaning it up, one of my girls, we will call her Gecki, casually asked, "Is that a bad word?" She was of course referring to my...

NASA Image of Water on Mars

Water Discovered on Mars! On Aril 1, 2005, NASA announced that Water was discovered on Mars. When people click on a link to view the image, this is what they found. I have always loved April Fools Day. When I was about ten years old, I remember my elder sister...

The Four Agreements and Why I Take Them Personally

Recently, a friend introduced me to "The Four agreements." Like so many, she lives by then, and she was eager to share their wisdom with me. In case you are as unfamiliar with "The Four Agreements" as I was, they come from a book by Miguel Ruiz entitled, The Four...

How to Handle Conflict Using Healthy Skepticism

What if I were to tell you, "The sun won't come up tomorrow."? You would probably dismiss me as either insane or ridiculous, at least that is what several people did when I said, "the sun won't come up," to them today. When I added, "The sun didn't come up today,"...

The Classroom of the Future?

Back to Schools Season, or NOT? As back to school season nears, each of us must face a decision. Do we trust that the shutdown has done its job, that testing and tracing are adequate, and that returning to school will be safe for our children and staff; or not? I've...

How to recognize and avoid a Phishing Attack

I was Phished two times this month, but I didn't fall for it because I have learned to recognize Phishing Attacks and avoid them. I normally don't post on subjects like internet security, but having received two  phishing attacks myself, I find myself wanting to...

Invisible Friends Series: Dealing with Overwhelming Emotions

The Importance of Invisible Friends Episode One: Dealing with Overwhelming Emotions   I closed my eyes and thought to myself, “I need you,” I didn't even have to click my shoes together and call three times. They were there instantly. “Tell us,” I heard from deep...

Earth Day Clean Up Lesson

Every Day is Earth Day is Our House We have a big litter problem in the neighborhood where I work, I have decided to have my Consulate Kids do a clean up around our campus to earn an event stamp. After all, Earth Day is coming on April 22, 2018, and I think it will be...

Two questions to help you understand what motivates people

Why do we instantly bond with some people while others seem born to irritate? This two-question personality test may hold an answer. I would like to share a wonderful tool for understanding why you instantly bond with some people; while at the same time, some people...
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