Submission

Is school igniting a love of learning in your child or turning them off to it? Is school helping your child discover his or her unique learning style and how to maximize performance, or diminishing your child’s sense of value and self? In the book, Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and…

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Listen

My mother used to say, “You need to learn how to listen!” It took me many years to understand the wisdom behind her words. Simple drawing techniques similar to the ICWIB art activities helped me learn to focus my mind, and still my heart so I could listen and hear the kind and gentle voice…

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Value

Are you so focused on becoming successful that you have lost track of your own value? Are you spending so much time trying to get things done and check them off your list that you are no longer present in the moment or listening to your inner voice? Are you under the illusion that when…

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How You Play the Game

It doesn’t matter if you win or lose; it is how you play the game. Winning the game may seem important in the moment, but if you walk away knowing you compromised values that are really important to you, you will have lost something more important – your integrity. With this in mind, ask yourself:…

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Shift

It may look like you are merely moving your crayon around the paper aimlessly but doodling can help you shift effortlessly from the reactive (subconscious mind) to the problem-solving mind (where learning takes place). Harvard research has also shown that there can be a significant increase in comprehension and recall when an individual is allowed…

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Let Go!

When was the last time you scribbled? I mean really scribbled with abandonment. When was the last time you allowed yourself to cut loose and do something as childish as scribbling? Well, today may be the day you need to cut loose again. Scribbling can serve many purposes. It can be an aerobic activity that…

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Outcome

How do you respond when the outcome you envisioned is different than what you wanted? Does your need to be in control override your ability to see the humor and growth opportunity in the situation has created? Or are you able to laugh, look at the pattern you are tripping over and make a different…

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Head on Backwards

How easily do you freak out? What pushes your buttons? Are your every day challenges impacting you so much you feel like your head is on backwards? If you do, maybe it is time to take a break, go inward and figure out what isn’t working. I have come to the conclusion that when things…

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Creativity

Creativity sparks the mind, nourishes the soul, and can help you weave your whole self back together again. Whenever I feel lost, overwhelmed, disoriented, or confused, I try to do something creative because I know it will bring me back to myself and help me remember what is important faster than anything else. The creative…

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