Category Archives: growth

Get Uncomfortable.

“Comfort is what keeps people mediocre.” Do any of us know what we can possibly do if we weren’t so afraid to fail? Advertisements

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21 Secrets for your 20s | Paul Angone | All Groan Up

For those 1/2 my age with more than twice the living and learning yet to do. 21 Secrets for your 20s | Paul Angone | All Groan Up. Related post:  Know any 20-somethings?

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Please Dont Help My Kids – Alameda, CA Patch

“Children need to be challenged and pushed, not to the point where they give up but to the point where they think, “Wow, look at me go!” – Robert John Meehan   Related articles Please Don’t Help My Kids – … Continue reading

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#asignofthetimes

Today in kindergarten: Our conversation about the strategy of making predictions as we read, quickly led to talk of the many other predictions we make in life, which quickly led to predicting the weather… So I asked, “Where can we … Continue reading

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Perspective 101

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Going up the wrong way.

“I used to be against slide climbing.” The Golden Gleam: Benefits of Climbing Slides {Outdoor Play Party}. P.S.  I also believe in jumping off swings and hanging upside down on monkey bars. The kids may break a few bones, but they’d heal.  … Continue reading

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Inquire Within

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all … Continue reading

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Put THAT on my Tombstone.

I am an extremist, a perfectionist, an overachiever, and a closet introvert. This doesn’t mean I’m perfect, it means I nearly kill myself, (and those around me), aiming for perfect, trying to always do it right, do it now, and do my … Continue reading

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More Meditation. Less Worry.

“… And therefore you seek to work for the common good because your humanity comes into its own in belonging.”                                                         – Dr. Frank Lipman More Real Food, Less Food-like Substances More Fruit and Vegetables, Less Sugar, Gluten and Dairy More Plant … Continue reading

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