By: Heather O’Neill There’s an old tale about a carrot, an egg and a coffee bean. If you haven’t heard it, it’s basically this: There are 3 pots on a stove filled with boiling water. Each pot contains a different item. The first pot contains carrots. The second pot contains eggs. The third pot contains … More How Does Your Child Handle Adversity?
By: Sandy Churchill During this over-the-top academic season as a homeschooling mom, I had a discussion with my super-motivated teenage son about dedication, effort, and “doing your best”. While he is juggling two community college classes as a high school freshman, four co-op courses that meet weekly, a literary theatre class, chemistry, and his own … More Why Your Best is Rarely 100%
By: Martianne Stanger Okay, I admit it. Some days I miss the freedom and adventure that life before children offered me. Other days, I realize that life is still full of adventure: some quite simple and joy-filled and only experienced because I have children. Case in point: the other day when my children and … More Adventure Awaits – Just Look Through a Child’s Eyes
By: Martianne Stanger For several years running, I joined others in the exercise of choosing one word or phrase to act as a guide for the new year. Then, one year, as the old year transformed into a new one, many words and phrases came into my mind and heart: Pause. Reflect. Connect. Relationships. Purpose. … More A Question for the New Year
By: Heather O’Neill A lifetime ago I was a dance teacher. I would teach dance 5 to 6 days a week. I was around young people all the time. As a hip hop instructor, I could pretty much do whatever I wanted, making movement fit the music, and dancers would make it happen. There were … More I Can’t …. The Importance of Good Coaches
By: Deirdre Littlefield Gratitude has shaped every area of my life. It’s become a daily habit that comes as natural to me as breathing at this point. I can see clearly how lucky I am to have wonderful friends, family and neighbors. I feel thankful to live in a safe area with hot water for … More The Gift of Gratitude
By: Sandy Churchill Conflict: you cannot be a living, breathing creature on this planet and escape it. Darn free will! The very choices that bless us with creativity and freedom and individuality help us thrive on this daily journey; but also, at the very core, can be the source of pure hell on earth. The … More Conflict Management: What’s the Goal?