Soul Soothers

February 25, 2009 0 Comments

Here are a few things (in no particular order) that soothe my soul when life gets crazy: Cuddling up with a love-y dove-y cat. Rubbing our dog’s ears as if doing Thinking Caps (that’s a BrainGym activity). Taking a walk in a pasture on a warm wind-less day with the sun blazing down on my …

Students as Evaluators

February 25, 2009 0 Comments

I recently saw a blog post by a young mother whose kindergartener had gotten in trouble at school. When asked what he had done, the little man promptly replied that he told the teacher his assignment was stupid. Mom looked at the assignment, said something about how we can’t say things like that to our …

Authentic Angie

February 24, 2009 0 Comments

Mid-Life is such a fun time….and a confusing time….and a brave time….and…and…It really just rocks. Mid-life for me is the point at which I have realized it’s okay to be authentically me. What does that mean? Well, for me it means being who I really am. It means that being a nice person is okay, …

Intuition vs. Rational Thought

February 23, 2009 3 Comments

Have you ever experienced a pull to do something radically different in your life? Maybe it was something that didn’t make sense on the rational side of things, but for which you had an incredibly strong intuitive feeling to take a leap of faith. How did you make your decision? What types of gut instincts …

Bi-Polar Gratitude Disorder

February 21, 2009 0 Comments

Gratitude is a hot topic these days. If I want good things to come to me, then I must practice an attitude of gratitude with deliberate intent. I am all about this topic, because I have plenty about which to be grateful, and I certainly want more good things to flow my way. However, it is …


February 19, 2009 0 Comments

I stumbled on a blog post that had tons of responses. Within one of the responses was this thought: “A Lighthouse will never be found in a safe place. Believe that you are able to share and know that what you have, somebody needs.” The post was left by Craig Fourie of Cape Town, South …

Superior Goals

February 18, 2009 0 Comments

Goal setting is a funny thing. It seems like everyone has an idea of how you should do it. People who write grants and coordinate long range planning know that there are goals, objectives, strategies, and activities. The goal is “The Big Guy”. Everything else breaks it down into steps until you get to the …

Movies & Seeds

February 17, 2009 0 Comments

The movie rating system in the US is an interesting thing. There are all these levels of okay-ness based on how much language, violence, and sex are portrayed in a movie. G Ratings are the ones that we take the little kids to see. They are the warm and fuzzy feel good movies with happy endings. PG …

BrainGym, Take Me Away!

February 16, 2009 0 Comments

If you have been around a few years, you will most likely remember the Calgon commercials. Those were the ones where the poor lady is dealing with cooking dinner, kids and dogs running through the house, lamps being knocked over, doorbell ringing, and more until she can’t take another moment. She cries out at the …

My Wisdom

February 15, 2009 0 Comments

Affirmation: I accept the comments of others with love and compassionate understanding, appreciating their concern and desire for the best life has to offer me and my family. I acknowledge the journey their life has taken, yet I confidently realize that it is not my journey but theirs.