After speaking in so many schools these past few months a theme has been recurring. It is not a new theme. Every school I am in tells me the same thing. The kids are great one on one, but when they get around their friends or groups they change. Of course they do, we all [...]
I don't do well with controversy. Perhaps because there was quite a bit of "controversy" in the house that I grew up in. But I do rely on the skills I learned growing up, to be a peacemaker and to try and bring people together.
Sharing your pain with someone through talk therapy can lighten your burdens. Being able to listen to someone else's struggle and walk through their pain with them, is even more powerful for your soul. Today practice listening.
If you can look at another person and see yourself in them you could never judge them. I understand how hard that is. We don't look alike. We don't act alike. We don't sound alike. But we all know, we all know, that on the deepest level we all came from, and are going to [...]
When you have the choice to be right or be kind, always choose kind. I learned this from Wayne Dyer. I use it all the time in schools and it truly resonates with teachers and students. I understand that being right is important, but not when conflict arises and you can diffuse the situation by [...]
I was interviewed for this great podcast. It's about 25 minutes if you'd like to listen. Oh Shift is doing great work with kids across the country. Check it out when you have time. #15 Why are teens at-risk? http://www.ohshift.com/podcast
Love these guys. I hope we get to work together this year!
res·o·lu·tion (rĕz′ə-lo͞o′shən) n. 1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination. Check yourself today. Are you resolute and determined to do what you say and think you will do?
I am not a big New Year's Eve person. My dad called it a pagan holiday. Today though, I have decided to reflect on new friendships that were formed this year. I will also reflect and have gratitude for the friendships that have strengthened this year.