Monthly Archives: September 2011

“A Starbuck Moment” …please help meeeeeoww-t

“A Starbuck Moment” Starbuck, my daughter’s cat, likes to get into her clothes hamper…it’s usually full of clothes, so provides a soft, snuggly,  resting spot….but….that day, the laundry had been done…whoops!…stuck!… I bet we’ve all known that feeling… doing something … Continue reading

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“I’m doing the best I can with what I know how….”

The top sentiment, “I did the best I could with what I knew how, and when I knew better I did better” is a paraphrase of a quote attributed to Maya Angelou.   I really appreciate that idea… that we’re all … Continue reading

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“Bearable” reminder cards and games….

These  “Bearable Cards”  are taken from the book “Bearable”… the picture book in the previous post.  Some people with children have been looking at that Bearable post, so I’m adding a few more ideas and printable materials that I find … Continue reading

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“Bearable”…it may be hard, but it is bearable

Seven years ago, I created a book to help the kids in my classroom…they struggle with school and  have a tendency to avoid and resist work. I use this book each year and the kids really like it and gain … Continue reading

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True to my own North Star….

The ideas on this image/page  came from the weekly Just One Thing (JOT) newsletter,      “Lower the Pressure  by Rick Hansen, author of Buddha’s Brain and the newly published book Just One Thing. I like that idea of being … Continue reading

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Serenity is not freedom from the storm…

Someone very dear to my heart is going through a transition…so this is a reminder and reassurance  to that dear person, and myself too…to find the calm spot that is still there amid  the confusion and turmoil… and to rest … Continue reading

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“Hope comes from a large family….”

8 8 Enermazing, of Create the Life You Want,  wrote the words in that selection, “Hope Comes From a Large Family,”  in a comment on Mirth and Motivation’s blog. I was so moved by her words that I asked her … Continue reading

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