#23: How Kindness Softens Grief-How to Support Those Living Through Loss (Ben’s Bells with Jeannette Maré)

    Have you ever been face-to-face with someone who has experienced unimaginable heartbreak and been at a loss for words? My guest’s personal insight into grief as a result of the sudden unexpected death of her 2 year old son will bring you to tears, inspire your soul, and provide you with tangible ways … Continue reading #23: How Kindness Softens Grief-How to Support Those Living Through Loss (Ben’s Bells with Jeannette Maré)

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An Interview with Peter H. Reynolds: How to Inspire the Happy Dreamers in your Class

“Creative thinking is the fuel for getting things going. Dreaming about the project is a huge part of the process. The actual 'doing' requires following through on the dream, but the dream is the rough sketch. I encourage people to ponder and conjure the vision, but eventually I'll nudge you to "prove your groove." Don't … Continue reading An Interview with Peter H. Reynolds: How to Inspire the Happy Dreamers in your Class

Seth Godin: What is School For?

As an educator, have you ever found yourself stumped by the question, "Why are we even doing this?" or have you ever been graced with the inevitable "Is this on the test?" query? In this very special episode, I talk to the one and only Seth Godin about disrupting the industrial model of education, helping … Continue reading Seth Godin: What is School For?

What is School For?

What is school for? In our current world filled with uncertainty, ubiquitous inundation of technology, and perceived political turmoil, many of us are feeling more and more disconnected from the very thing that has been scientifically proven to determine our overall sense of happiness: our connection to one another. Anxiety, loneliness, depression, and suicide rates … Continue reading What is School For?

Tim Ferriss’ Fear-Setting Strategy: How to Make a Decision when Fear is Holding you Back

Have you ever found yourself faced with a decision that feels not only overwhelming, but crippling? We all have defining moments in our lives that force us to reconsider the status quo. Sometimes, what stops us from making the right (but HARD) decisions is the fear that we’ll fall flat on our faces and, ultimately, … Continue reading Tim Ferriss’ Fear-Setting Strategy: How to Make a Decision when Fear is Holding you Back

The Rebrand

The Rebrand Just recently, I experienced a setback that will change what was and force me to adapt. Nothing permanent or terrible, but a setback, nonetheless. The thing is, we are all faced with daily obstacles, whether they are significant, life-altering or seemingly minor. How we react to setbacks, reveals our character. In the past, … Continue reading The Rebrand

Finding Your Way to Happy Through Flow

We are afraid The thing is, most of us are afraid. Afraid to put ourselves ‘out there.’ Afraid to make the invite. Afraid to fail. Afraid to succeed. Afraid not to be liked. Afraid to love. Afraid to say, ‘yes.’ Afraid to say, ‘no.’ Afraid to show our hearts. Afraid to see ourselves in others. … Continue reading Finding Your Way to Happy Through Flow

Small Treasures

Overcome by the enormity of change that inevitably arrives with every end-of-year transition at school, I remember gazing at the naked mismatched desks, the barren coatroom, and the dozens of cardboard boxes stacked precariously and filled to the brim with classroom essentials awaiting their new destination, nostalgia tugging at my heartstrings. As I waited for … Continue reading Small Treasures

So, I Threw A Spatula…

Just last week, in a fit of quiet rage and a heightened sense of perceived injustice, I hurled a spatula across my kitchen. I cannot convey to you, by the way, how hard that sentence was to admit, write and publish. Anger’s not cute Anger is not cute. Rage…even less so. It’s not an emotion … Continue reading So, I Threw A Spatula…