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Prepare for Change
Tuesday, March 10, 2009      2 comments

I hate change, always have! Problem is change comes and often. Now we are set up to desire stability, consistency, predictable days, weeks, months. When we don't get what we want we have stress and anxiety. This can lead to weight gain,... Read more
Read, read, and read some more.
Thursday, February 26, 2009      0 comments

I read all the time. I used to read more but my hand used to hurt too bad to hold the reading material. I have had 3 surgeries total on my hands and i can now hold a book. I read for myself, I read for books to read to my students, and I rea... Read more
Fill your life with anger? Not
Wednesday, February 25, 2009      0 comments

I took a class one time where we had some scenarios about cars racing around us, clerks not waiting on us and items like that. After we vented our anger and disapproval, we read the rest of the story. Cars racing around us was someone trying ... Read more
Stepping closer to the light at the end of the tunnel.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      0 comments

Hardships are our growing pains. We cannot grow without them. We change. We become better, We become stronger. If you plant in excellent soil and give all the requirements. The plant will grow. But the first hard time that comes - lack ... Read more
Value the Small Task in Life
Monday, February 23, 2009      1 comments

Oh, I had the big dreams. From being a medical missionary, to a doctor, to an archaeologist. What do I do now and have for the last 20 plus years? I teach. I teach exceptional needs children. I found my calling in my 40's and have never lo... Read more
Learn Through Experience
Friday, February 20, 2009      1 comments

We are supposed to "fail". Failure is life's great teaching tool. Little ones take a step and fall (Fail). They just try again and again until they get it. Little older and it is the bicycle. They fall and they just try again. Little lat... Read more
Focus, Focus, Focus!
Thursday, February 19, 2009      1 comments

Focusing is hard for children, teen-agers, and then again as we age. We have too many things on our minds. We shift from one to another several times per day. So, what to do. Get relaxed. Play soothing music. Meditate. Pray. Sit quietly a... Read more
Smile and the Whole World Smiles.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      0 comments

Keep a smile on your face. It only costs a little bit of energy and you get some calorie loss. If you smile and greet someone, they will often smile and greet you back. This creates s friendly atmosphere in the office, store, wherever. Try... Read more
Helping without Reward
Friday, February 13, 2009      0 comments

I always smile and offer a greeting. I open a nd hold doors. I once held a baby all the way across the country because the mother was ill. I always look out for children (I am a reacher!) I buy food and return to the hitchhiker. You ma... Read more
Insight into learning
Thursday, February 12, 2009      0 comments

We learn all the time. Little by littler we learn how to conform and proper in our own setting. But what if the setting changes or one choose the wrong setting. It's never to late to change. It's never to late to chase your dream and catch i... Read more
My Voice
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      0 comments

I discovered several years ago now that what needed to be said, no matter the audience, I would say. Now this does not include using ugly, hurtful, or inappropriate speech. I resolved not to go with the flow but to speak up. I resolved to ... Read more
Diamonds Are My Best Friend
Tuesday, February 10, 2009      0 comments

Our greatest fear is not being inadequate but in being afraid of our unmeasurable power (paraphrased from Marianne Williamson). We have the power to do whatever we choose. We have the power to lose our weight. We have the power to become fi... Read more
Mid-Winter Blues
Saturday, February 07, 2009      0 comments

I've got them. The dog doesn't even want to go out. I just want to eat and store up for the famine my body is sure is coming in the winter. My solution is not to have food in the house. I buy just for a few days or a week. My body tells m... Read more
Competition
Thursday, February 05, 2009      0 comments

We all like to win! Play games with no winner. Play games so that all get a chance to win. Emphasis the improvement. Be OK with a loss. Compliment, and mean it, the winner. Find something the non-winner did that you can honestly praise. ... Read more
Laziness?
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      0 comments

We must depend on ourselves. We can not count on others. We must do it ourselves. We must put forth our full effort on projects and tasks. We cannot wait on others to take over. Be mindful of your time, make the best use of it, accomplish wh... Read more

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