20 Seconds of Courage

20 Seconds of Courage A number of years ago, I watched the movie We Bought a Zoo.  It was really quite good--I found myself laughing and tearing up at the same time.  The biggest takeaway for me, however, was during a poignant moment where Benjamin Mee, played by Matt Damon, offered advice to his on-screen …

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Gratitude – The best free gift to yourself

I recently spoke with a principal who conducted a “gratitude challenge” in his school.  Over a very short period of time, he wrote dozens of thank you notes to all the people who had a connection with his school-teachers, paraprofessionals, central office staff, PTO, etc.  Then he hid those notes around the school. Students, upon …

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