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Staying Positive by Releasing the Extrao...

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about how you are amazing – even extraordinary?  Or do you mostly worry about what you’re not so good at?  Sadly, for many, it’s the latter.  Does focusing on your less-than-amazing features assist you in staying positive…uh, probably not.  What if you believed, as Jean Houston does, that “We all have the extraordinary coded within us…waiting to be released”? Would that change your perspective? I’d like to suggest this practice – starting today: Name what it is that is extraordinary...
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Reasons to Empty Your Psychic RAM (and H...

A computer’s RAM (Random Access Memory) can become overloaded  and then shut down a whole computer. In his book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity, David Allen describes the concept of ‘psychic RAM’ and notes that it, too, can become overloaded and shut you down. This article gives you some great reasons for emptying out your psychic RAM and some suggestions for how to do so. Prepare to be more productive! Consider your amazing brain and all the things that you are trying to keep in mind at any given time as your ‘psychic...
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Teachers – Multitasking – Re...

Is multi-tasking possible or is it a delusion?  Teachers know that when they are focused, they are far more efficient, effective, and energized.  And, educators recommend that their students focus.  This is a case of ‘physician, heal thyself.’  This article shares ideas about what happens when you focus – and what happens when you don’t. Teachers in multi-track year-round (MTYR) schools are amazing to watch on the day before a track break. In one day, they have to pack up their classrooms so another teacher can move in, put away all their teaching...
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Staying Positive by Releasing the Extrao...

Are you thankful – every day – for what is extraordinary about you? If not, why not? Do you realize that there are others who are envious (or would be if they knew you) of what you have that is amazing? Regardless of whether it’s your smile, your heart, your health, your mental acuity, your parenting skills, your ability to always know the right thing to say, or any other of the multitude of characteristics, behaviors, or qualities that you have going for you – you want to give thanks, daily. Know this, very clearly: The world is different and is a...
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Staying Positive by Releasing the Extrao...

Do you recognize what is extraordinary about yourself?  Do you acknowledge it?  And then, do you live it – each day?  As Jean Houston reminds us, ‘We all have the extraordinary coded within us…waiting to be released.”  By recognizing, acknowledging, and then living our extraordinariness, others are blessed by it – and we have room for more that is amazing to ‘show up’ in our lives.  So why hold back?! Zig Ziglar, who has made many phenomenal statements over the years said: “I don’t care how much power, brilliance or...
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Staying Positive by Releasing the Extrao...

“We all have the extraordinary coded within us…waiting to be released.” – Jean Houston Do you know what it is that is the most extraordinary thing about you? Have you even considered the answer to that question? I believe you should – and that when you ask and answer it, you can begin focusing on the positive about yourself – and ultimately – others, too. I’m going to offer 7 actions that I would like you to take – beginning today. They can’t all be completed today, but they can all be started today. The first...

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