Patience is a Virtue

Did you ever watch the movie, the mummy?  There is one specific scene that my sister and I always quote when the other is in a rush or taking their sweet time. Essentially the main characters are about to be attacked, but the female protagonist needs to read hieroglyphics to escape, everyone is trying to […]
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Measuring Change – Conquering Mountains (pt. 2 of 2)

We left off climbing that mountain of change. There we were introduced to three specific scales  FREQUENCY – INTENSITY – DURATION.  So what exactly does measuring each of these scales look like, you ask? Great Question!  FREQUENCY. How often is the behavior occurring.  Progress here can be measured if the behavior is occurring less often […]
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Measuring Change – Conquering Mountains (pt. 1 of 2)

Measuring change in behavior.  It seems so ominous. So objective.  And I am here to tell you NO! It’s not! It can be so much easier than you ever imagined.    With the new year here – we are ready to make changes and have probably already created our new resolutions and have prompted our […]
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{I love to Laugh Ha Ha Ha Ha}

♫Loud and long and clear!♫ Does anyone remember that song? From Mary Poppins {If not, here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOMqqI-kzHY }.   I used to LOVE it growing up.  And when it pops into my brain, it still makes me smile.  And, just as much as I loved that song, I also love to laugh. Imagine […]
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Being Grateful in the Chaos

Oh my GOURDness, can you believe we made it? Made it to the holiday season? Well, beLEAF it or not, we’re here.  And, not to be too cheesy, but boy am I GRATEful. With all the puns aside, as we enter the Thanksgiving holiday, it seems appropriate to talk about gratefulness.  The holiday season often […]
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The Art of Slowing Down

Slowing down is hard in our culture. We are often encouraged to GO, GO, GO. We have plans and schedules and commitments. And on top of that, MORE plans and schedules and commitments. Our days are packed. Leaving the house by 5am and getting home at 8pm. We have responsibilities that drive our GO, GO, […]
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The Intention of Actively Listening

Communicating – I want to hear what you have to say.  Communicating – you are worth it. Creating connection.  Actively Listening. Making listening an intentional act.  It’s hard. We have so many distractions.  We have computers, tablets, ipods, ipads, phones, and tvs. All ways for us to disconnect from the moments in our lives that […]
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The Comparison Trap

“Comparison is the thief of joy”- unknown.  This is LITERALLY {yes, literally} one of my favorite quotes. Definitely top 5. It has both given me wisdom and humbled me. And it is a quote I share as often as I can. It also leads to the heart of the comparison trap. A trap that is […]
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Fight Club and Choosing Kindness

What’s the first rule of fight club? DON’T TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB.  We may not have all seen the movie (definitely not talking about myself????‍♀️) yet, we ALL know the line. So let’s talk about it. Let’s talk about the Fight Club. Let’s talk about the struggle. Let’s be kind. Let’s get real. We are human. […]
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BIG emotions & Learning Together

Learning Together Appropriate Responses to those BIG Emotions. Understanding and identifying emotions is hard for kiddos and, dare I say it, adults.  As adults we want to think we have it all together. And I’m here to say NOPE. We can do our very best, but we’re always learning, messing up, and moving forward.  This […]
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