Category Archives: Energy Vampires

(#276) Mistakes, Disappointments, Curiosity and Growth


When we choose not to dare because we might “risk feeling disappointed” we end up “choosing to live disappointed.” Nearly thirty years ago I made a huge professional mistake.  At that time I decided to make a career move from … Continue reading

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(#246) Are You Bitching or Are You Pitching?


Do you work (or live) with someone who endlessly pontificates, grouses, grumbles, moans and laments? One of my mentors taught me a valuable lesson near the beginning of my teaching career.  Dr. Veronica Valentine had a simple “rule” if anyone … Continue reading

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(#213) Your Drama Ain’t My Drama!


When you come face-to-face with a drama queen/king, what do you do?   Toward the end of one semester, I had my students working on a specific task in small groups.  I moved from group to group asking questions, providing clarification … Continue reading

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#6 Who Are the “Energy Vampires” in Your Life?


One way to protect your energy and sanity is to associate with nutritious people. These people help to neutralize the poison spewed by the energy vampires. A nutritious person has three main characteristics that stand out. Continue reading

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