When I was a teacher, one of the worst things a kid could have, the thing that would hold her back throughout life and beyond, was low self-concept. It was whispered about children, as though they would never get any farther than flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s because they had, you know: a low self-concept Of […]
As writers, sometimes we stay inside our heads for days at a time. We squint at the computer screen, pondering the best way to write a scene. We stare at the walls, as if they have the answer we need to fix that hole in our plot. We pretend to look out the window, but […]
I love milestones. Anniversaries are special. They are the stuff of toasts and important speeches and emotional reflection. Unless you just aren’t paying attention. It happened to me last week. By Friday evening, the column in my Twitter bio showed 9,996 tweets. Now by some standards, 10,000 tweets are just a drop in the bucket. […]
I threw out a question on Facebook this week that brought some very interesting responses. I asked, “ Do your values come into play as a blogger? As an entrepreneur, biz owner or author?” What I really wanted to know was whether their values have ever played into a decision, either on what to post […]
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The other day, I unfollowed someone on Twitter. At first glance, we appeared to have lots in common. He’s a writer, I’m a writer. I thought I could learn some new things from him. But then election season hit. It isn’t that I don’t like hearing opposing views. I have several friends on Twitter with […]
I have always loved contests. And while the random chance (will my name be picked?) ones are fun, the competitions that involve skill are my favorites. When I owned my marketing business, Cat’s Eye Group, my most meaningful award ever was a special little one I got from a Chamber of Commerce in a mid-sized […]
Kids come to school with ideas already formed. About winning and losing. About being the best at something. About being stronger. Smarter. More cool. As a first grade teacher, I liked to shake things up a bit with my students. Challenge their little worlds. Get them to think differently. A trend in education that started […]