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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

The Four Agreements in Wellness

As a homework assignment for my recent girl’s weekend, I was asked to read The Four Agreements. I was fully willing, but somewhat skeptical, since as the only child of a counselor, I was raised on a steady diet of self-help. I think I overdosed. After the first few pages, my skepticism was replaced withContinue reading “The Four Agreements in Wellness”

How to Transform Your Life When You’re Short On Time

If you’re anything like me, you find that your life’s to-do list grows longer each year while your available time seems to grow shorter. Perhaps you make the same resolutions each season (lose weight, eat better, stress less… sound familiar?) only to find that you do not have the freedom in your schedule to fulfillContinue reading “How to Transform Your Life When You’re Short On Time”

The Marshmallow Test

In the Stanford marshmallow experiment, young children were placed alone in a room with a single marshmallow. They were told that if they left the marshmallow alone until the experimenter returned, they would receive two marshmallows. Further studies indicated that children that could delay gratification had better life outcomes in terms of educational attainment andContinue reading “The Marshmallow Test”

Work is Like a Gas

Work is like a gas. It expands to fill its allotted space. As a teacher, I have fixed hours: 8:30-4:30 M-F. That time is entirely consumed with meetings, conferences, tutoring and, let’s not forget, instruction. That means that I have to find time outside of that window to prepare lessons, write materials and grade papers.Continue reading “Work is Like a Gas”

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