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Catching Enthusiasm

It’s not very often I receive testimonials like the one that was emailed to me recently. Please forgive my lower strength of modesty, in the sharing of the following feedback of our From Strength to Strength program from colleague and fellow-educator, Nicole Stottlemyer. Here’s her story: “Imagine this: I’m in bed watching your DVD on [...]

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Planting Seeds of Greatness

Everyone has been affected by a teacher at some point of their life. And given October 5th was World Teachers’ Day – a UNESCO initiative, ‘devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world,’ I think it’s timely we take our collective hats off to teachers everywhere. (http://www.worldteachersday.org) Teaching is one of the [...]

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HEARTS AND BONES

There are a many moments in my life when I’ve felt overwhelmingly grateful for experiences, things, events, people… The list is long.  Of these many moments, there are a special handful that almost take my breath away, and one of these times was just yesterday.  Let me explain: Almost 40 years ago, when my older [...]

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JUST DOING IT

Okay, so this is what you have to do: Stop complaining to yourself about yourself, stop telling yourself the same story over and over about how you could have/should have done something different/better, and stop ruminating about what could have been and should have been. Just stop! Stories can empower or disempower us. They can [...]

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UN-CURBED ENTHUSIASM

I saw a little dog on Santa Monica promenade today that exuded so much enthusiasm his leash was violin-string tight, his tail was wagging like a fan on top speed, and he was smiling the biggest doggie smile his tiny face would allow.  Now and again, he’d look behind him and yap ‘howdy! howdy! howdy!’ [...]

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