By: Sandy Churchill I trust in you, I trust in you, I trust in you… Maybe if I say it enough, like a mantra, my very being will absorb it as an unshakeable truth. Trust is hard. Having faith in the future can be juggling an overwhelmingly weighty barbell precariously on one shoulder, with your … More Trusting in Yourself and Taking Risks
By: Sandy Churchill In the wee hours of morning, I found myself listening to a delightful podcast called Rise Together, hosted by Rachel and Dave Hollis. (Rachel’s books, Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing are fantastic inspiration to tackle your stuff and get going in this world.) The topic was all about tackling … More Facing a New School Year with Intention, Goals, Attitude
By: Sandy Churchill The sun is high, bees are buzzing and scents of summer flowers and freshly-mowed grass are filling our spirits with hope and joy this time of year. School years are coming to a close and vacation schedules are tiptoeing within reach. We’ve all encountered the scramble to set forth New Year’s Resolutions, … More Summer Theme Anyone?
By: Cheryl Maguire “I want to be on the honor roll,” said the student. “That sounds like a great goal. Let’s talk about how to achieve it,” I said. When I was a guidance counselor, I helped students create and achieve their goals. Setting goals are important because it will help children to … More How to Help Your Child Create and Achieve Goals
By: Sandy Churchill Recently, I happened upon a jauntily-crayoned rainbow sign that simply said, “Kindness.” It was masking-taped in an elementary school hallway in honor of “Kindness Month, ” as part of the year-long Character Counts initiative. The simplicity and bold yellow-orange-and-green stripes of the sign made me smile. Kindness. The image in the third … More Kindness Month Could Inspire Us All
By: Sandy Churchill While images of autumn conjure scenes of falling leaves, chilly morning air, and groups of schoolchildren huddled together by school bus stops, the glorious season also stirs an energy of new goals and fresh beginnings. On a recent trip to our local elementary school to teach enrichment classes, I happened upon … More Autumn Ushers In Fresh Beginnings