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Category Archives: courage
(#486) A Metaphor for Growth and Resilience
Some will experience a metamorphosis they never dreamed they could attain. Others will quietly walk away. I always looked forward to the first day of the semester. As a teacher, that first day came full of anticipation for me and … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, change, change management, courage, curiosity, emotional intelligence, empathy, Goals, Grit, Life lessons, resilience, tenacity Tagged accountability, action, collaboration, critical thinking, goals, resilience 1 Comment
(#Issue 471) Confronting the Bullies
What we do in these situations defines our characters, our communities, and our destiny. DeRay Mckesson, in On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, reminds us of the power a bully holds when we fail to confront … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, bullies, core values, courage, Life lessons Tagged bullies, collaboration, courage, resilience 1 Comment
(#Issue 469) Taking a Stand
It, however, did lead to a deeper conversation with myself. And, even if on a minute level, a deeper appreciation for people who stand up for what they believe. Slacktivism references a “low-cost substitute for substantive actions.” Hitting a “like” … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, courage, Life lessons Tagged civil rights, commitment, courage, growth, self-awareness 1 Comment
(Issue #462) The Power of the Stumble
May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. – A Franciscan Blessing – Stumbling is not pretty. May even … Continue reading
Posted in action, courage, Failure, Life lessons, resilience, vulnerability Tagged awareness, courage, failure, growth, resilience, stumbling 1 Comment
(#366) Why Not You?
Speaking and writing does not belong to some elite group of individuals. Have you considered publishing or speaking to broaden the powerful impact and reach you already have on those around you? It could be for a small local audience … Continue reading
Posted in change, collegiality, Community, courage, Goals, growth, Life lessons, resilience, self-efficacy, service Tagged change, confidence, courage, goals, memoirs, public speaking, teaching and learning, wisdom, writing 3 Comments
(#355) Go-Go or No-Go?
Do you allow people into your head who would not invite into your home? Angelina Ahrendts’ (Senior VP @ Apple) letter to her daughters this week offers the following advice: …Stay in your lane…the path will illuminate itself so long … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Being REMARKABLE, courage, creating your future, curiosity, Dreams, Failure, fear, Goals, potential, resilience Tagged chances, comfort zone, confidence, fear, goals, motivation, progress, resilience, self-efficacy, self-esteem, vulnerability 1 Comment
(#348) Repair The Bucket. Fill The Bucket.
Who can help you? Who can you help? Do you sometimes just get tired? Feel like you are getting nowhere fast? Might even believe you are moving backwards? A friend reminded me of a powerful visual. This woman is the … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, Balance, courage, Critical Thinking, empathy, fitness, focus, fortitude, Grit, resilience Tagged caregivers, empathy, relationships, resilience, self-awareness, self-care Leave a comment