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The Ripple Effect

They say that small things lead to big things, like the ripples in a pond when a stone is tossed in the water. How can we effect the most positive change in society? Small, seemingly insignificant things can lead to change. Both

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Kids are the Key

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” -Socrates Throughout history, each generation has made claims that the next generation of kids were unappreciative,

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Kindness and Success

Lots of folks read books and articles on success. Did you know that kindness is one of the main attributes of successful people? Kindness is something we can all have in common. Think of some of the most successful people

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The Time is Now

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” – Zig Ziglar The one thing we are all in control of is our attitude and our choices. Every single day that we

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The Beginner’s Creed

What exactly does it take to be great at something? Or, at least, really good at it? Nobody wants to be the worst one at anything. Nobody starts something and says, “I want to be awful at this!”  Granted, not

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Back to School

It’s that time again. New binders, fresh supplies, new clothes- it’s time to head back to school. For many kids, it’s a time of great anticipation and excitement. For others, school can feel like a torture chamber. School should be

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Earn Your Black Belt in Parenting

bound·ary noun \ˈbau̇n-d(ə-)rē\ : something (such as a river, a fence, or an imaginary line) that shows where an area ends and another area begins : a point or limit that indicates where two things become different boundaries : unofficial

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How to Raise Confident Girls

Where does confidence come from? How do you get it? If you are a parent, how do you instill it in your kids? What if you don’t even have enough for yourself- how are you ever going to give it

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Bully proofing

Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying is prevalent in epic proportions these days. From school-yard to corporate

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5 Keys to Unlocking Potential

You may not know what you want, but if you know what you definitely don’t want, it’s a good start. When I opened my first school on my own, I was in that exact situation. I didn’t know what exactly

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