Making Your Moments Count

In a short, one-minute, film, Elvis de Leon gave me a new perspective on the way I look at every day of my life. He asks the viewer to imagine that every day you wake-up with $84,600.00 in your bank account.  This is not something you need to hold on to and save, but rather…

Water

I recently had the opportunity to attend a writing group. For a couple of hours we spontaneously wrote and shared the thoughts, and images that sprung in our mind from a single word. This painting of words was a very uplifting and inspiring experience, because it fed my soul in a very deep way. One…

Head Start Teachers’ Stories

Earlier this year, I had  the opportunity to teach the I Create What I Believe!(ICWIB) program to 22 wonderful Head Start teachers who teach at nine different schools in Shasta County, California. They did a remarkable job of adapting and implementing the program into their classrooms in a very short period of time.  They said…

We Have a Choice

There has been an explosion of research over the past decade that shows how important the first few years of a child’s life are in terms of social, emotional, and cognitive development. For many years, preschool and infant toddler care providers have focused on helping children compensate and overcome traumatic experiences and home life deficits.…