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...

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,"...

“What is trust?” he asked softly.

What is trust in relationships? I had an interesting encounter with three of my students today. Their names have been changed to protect the innocent. I shall call them 6-year-old-boy, 7-year-old-boy, and 8-year-old-boy. So I am walking through our outer lobby when I...

How to Win at Everything

Definition and Belief: Cultivating a Winning Mind As with all things on life's river, your definitions define how you experience life. That being said, your ability to win every time depends upon how you define winning, so let's take a moment to determine how you...

A Case Study that Defines Pet Peeves and Turns Them Into Positives

What's My Pet Peeve and Why Do I Have One? A Case Study from Fourteen Rules for Navigating Life The Urban Dictionary defines Pet Peeve as "Something that maybe a bit annoying to most people but is very annoying or upsetting to a particular person. Related to the...

A Goldmine of Resources from The Southern Poverty Law Center

A goldmine of Anti-bullying Resources The Southern Poverty Law Center has a new program called Teaching Tolerance. They have  some wonderful resources that I can't resist sharing with you. Here are just a few of their more exciting ideas. Celebrate Mix it up Day! Mix...

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...

A Game that Teaches Kids the Value of Trust in Relationships

A Fun Game that Helps Teach Kids the Value of Trust If you read my last post then you know that I have started using the word trust a lot in my classes. We have a lot of trust issues with the kids where I work. They lie, cheat, fight, and steal on a regular basis. For...

Have an International Game Competition with your Kids

Games are a perfect tool for getting kids excited by cultures For this event, you will need to choose three to five games from other cultures for the guests to play. When you introduce each game be sure to mention where the game originated, and ask the kids what they...

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...
Welcome Message

You will find links to everything on our site in the main menu below. Have fun exploring.

Today’s top post!

A Two Qestion Personality Test that is “eerily accurate.”

Video Introduction

For your listening enjoyment!

For more videos, search our blog for the catagory videos. Enjoy!

Past and Future Podcasts

Stay Tuned to This Channel

For more podcasts, search our blog for the catagory podcasts. Enjoy!

6,909 Students    *    156 Reviews   *   Average Rating 4.5