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Backward Design

Backward design is a scientific and creative process that encourages people to focus on more than the intended outcomes…

How to Become a Better Educator

“To teach from the heart what is nurtured in the mind is the professor’s greatest dream.” Unknown Be not a teacher but a designer of learning! Create enjoyable, rewarding learning experiences for your students and foster the natural inquiry within… Continue Reading →

SMART Reflections

Ahh!! The day is finally here. I have been yearning for this day for as long as I can remember. Being pregnant, that’s not very long. (That was a joke.)┬áIn all reality though, I have dreamt of publishing a book… Continue Reading →

Can Flow Be Coached?

Maybe, maybe not. The phrase “go with the flow” provides only temporary encouragement, temporary attainment of flow. We need clear goals and skills to overcome specific challenges to help us reach and maintain the flow state, the flow experience. Happiness… Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk about Eating

Q: Why do we eat? A: We eat to nourish our bodies, providing the substance and the fuel we need to enjoy the activities we love! Affirmation: “I am the only expert of my body.” Do you think or worry… Continue Reading →

Being Intentional: Family Holidays

How can we be intentional this Christmas season? How can we maintain our sanity amidst the “busyness” of consumerism or the ridiculousness of some family conversations? Before answering these questions, take a few minutes to think about what they actually… Continue Reading →

Yes, Look Back

People often say, “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” I’m going to disagree. Yes, it is┬áimportant to not dwell on past experiences or live with regret about how things could have been different based on different choices or… Continue Reading →

Fun in Food

Eating “clean” or healthy can be pretty and fun! There’s no reason to think that eating healthy is boring. A little creativity can go a long way! Take time to enjoy your food and the preparation process. Think about why… Continue Reading →

Hope for Humanity

Story I was unsure of what to do with myself one day, so I grabbed a large garbage bag and went for a walk. I picked up trash along the road while I walked. All the chaos in my mind… Continue Reading →

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