If you think I’m dying, please wake me up; my futile quest for significance

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  In bowling, the area of the lane where balls are thrown is called a track. On both sides of the track is the gutter. When kids bowl, parents who eagerly want their kids to have a fun experience, or who want to avoid meltdowns at all costs and have thirty minutes of peace (this […] Read More

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5 Ways to Activate Your (and Your Kid’s) Emotional GPS Tracking System

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“This situation here is terrible,” I heard myself say.  My finger was pointed and making broad circles towards the big pile of things that my son was asked to put away repeatedly this morning. The problem was that he was sitting in the middle of the pile and my finger was more or less pointing […] Read More

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What John Leguizamo Taught Me About Doing My Work

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It’s a well-established idea in the entrepreneurial world: “start before you’re ready.” Steven Pressfield wrote about it in his highly motivating book, Do the Work. While I’ve taken it to heart as a mantra and find myself saying it with my daily affirmations (alongside Marie Forleo’s “everything is figure-outable”), I’ll admit I’m the last to […] Read More

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Letting Go of Negative Feelings

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Of all the varied skills I’ve taught over the years to youth of all ages, the one that I find most challenging is learning to let go. While we all have a tough time with this, it is especially difficult for kids with developing and learning differences. For example, a child who has ADHD, who […] Read More

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Let Go Find Wonder

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“What is your relationship to anger?” my teacher, Roger, had asked me out of nowhere. I was on top of Cloud Mountain in Santa Barbara, at a week-long Qigong and Tai Chi teacher training, ten years ago. I felt serene, peaceful, and full of joy. I was alone, doing something I had dreamed of for […] Read More

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Are you feeling behind already?

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  “Each day is a little life” - Schopenhauer The magic dust of New Year excitement has settled. It now takes longer to see the sparkle in the midst of preparing lunches, attending meetings, and doing life every day. I recently caught myself evaluating how I’m doing by analyzing my output thus far, which inevitably […] Read More

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