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5 Hacks to Change Your Thinking

posted by monicajenner66 7 days ago
tags: seo marketing mindshift

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The mind is a powerful, creative thing. If you don’t believe me, then ponder reality as you watch the thought-provoking movie Inception; or read a biography about the life of Steve Jobs; or observe the fascinating and unique architecture of Antoni Gaudi; or absorb yourself in the imaginary world of Harry Potter. People creatively use their minds to change our world, and your mind is not excluded!

Your thoughts can literally change the world - maybe just your own little corner, or perhaps the entire globe! Transform your inner monologue from boring and routine to complex and powerful. Change your thoughts and you’ll boost your relationships, work ethic, satisfaction, and joy.

But wait a minute, that sounds like a huge task: to literally transform the way I think? Yep, it’s not as simple as 2+2, but it’s also not as complex as [97146.517 x (5.723 + 0.937215)]2 either. One modification to your thoughts can inspire mega changes! But let’s begin with just one.

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Where Students Find the Freedom to Learn

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Makarios is a progressive private school in Grapevine, TX. We serve families with children ages 5-18 by supporting self-directed learning in an environment that balances freedom and responsibility and prepares young people to thrive in today’s complex world.

You Deserve More Choices in Education

We recognize that many families are deeply dissatisfied with the experience children are having in traditional public and private schools. Often, kids are bright—but bored and not challenged to reach their full potential. They may feel bullied and isolated. Or, they may have been “labeled” with a learning disability or behavior problems.

At Makarios, we see kids as you see them—the way they really are. Naturally talented, accelerated learners, rambunctious and energetic, curious and thoughtful. Above all, diverse and unique. We invite you to visit a community where children can experience education differently.

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Cultivating a “Growth Mindset” in Wilderness Therapy

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When my best friend first tossed the idea my way, I had two competing thoughts, of equal size and strength, immediately pop into my brain. Thought #1: “She believes in you, and wants what’s best for you. She wants to have a fun experience together.” Thought #2: “She is a lunatic, and even after being friends for 35 years, she is clearly trying to kill me.”

What was the idea she dared me to consider? To run a 10k race together, under the guise of “It’s for a GOOD CAUSE! Don’t you want to see these elementary school kids have the chance to have a new school?!”

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Putting On Your Oxygen Mask First: Self-Care for Parents and Givers

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As the Family Support Therapist at Blue Ridge, I work with the parents of our students in the field. My role is to offer space for families to experience their own process, which often parallels the student process but is distinctly different for obvious reasons. Teens are in the woods, with both the discomfort that it brings and the luxury of not having to attend to their “normal” lives. 

They get to be completely present with their feelings, wrapped up in 24/7 support. On the flip side, parents are trying to manage day to day life, kids, finances, responsibilities, etc. AND participate in this incredibly intense emotional experience. Parents have often been in crisis mode with their kids for months or years leading up to the wilderness experience and are quite simply exhausted. This sets the stage for discussion of self-care…before we can do meaningful work on family dynamics, parents must restore some semblance of their own emotional balance and stability. This is the essence of

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Why Do Kids Love Their Devices?

Before we get into fixing all this, you'll first need to understand why children value their screen time so much.

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It's genuinely a rich environment. The evolution of the internet has made it possible to access any information in the history of time within seconds. Memes are the culture of today's generation, knowing the latest update in League of Legends is equivalent to celebrity gossip of the 90s. In almost every area of our lives, we seek instant gratification. Kids find it through their devices. Just with the click of a button or running through a 30-second map, they'll achieve a shiny new trophy. Granted, games such as Minecraft require an enormous amount of patience and planning. 

Variety and novelty are available with new Pokemon coming out every year. New champions come out every month and brand new gaming trends flood the marketplace each day. 

 

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I check my calendar.

posted by monicajenner66 8 days ago
tags: seo marketing mindshift

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You guys, one of my favorite things is my Day Designer strategic planner. It’s front and back covers are decorated with crisp navy and white stripes (my favorite colors!). There are shiny gold brackets on the corners and sturdy gold rings for binding. Each month has pink tab dividers and each week is a two-page spread. I could tell you every single detail about this planner because it is perfect for me. Which brings me to my next secret: calendars are important.

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Putting On Your Oxygen Mask First: Self-Care for Parents and Givers

They get to be completely present with their feelings, wrapped up in 24/7 support. On the flip side, parents are trying to manage day to day life, kids, finances, responsibilities, etc. AND participate in this incredibly intense emotional experience. Parents have often been in crisis mode with their kids for months or years leading up to the wilderness experience and are quite simply exhausted. This sets the stage for discussion of self-care…before we can do meaningful work on family dynamics, parents must restore some semblance of their own emotional balance and stability. This is the essence of the oxygen mask.

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What May or May Not Have Worked

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Limiting screen time each day. "You have 2 hours of screen time today." This solution may be great for some families, but often it results in children valuing their devices even more.

Taking away their devices as a punishment. Taking away things from a child to discipline them puts the thought in their heads that they can do the same if they want to hurt or punish someone. Forming healthy conflict resolution is imperative to children.

Banning devices from the household. Might very well be a fit for some, but for the majority of the population, it's a bit difficult to go off-grid. Completely giving in and letting them do whatever they want. On the other hand, banning devices may be an easy solution for some. It would mean trading being present and attentive in exchange for being worry free.

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What May or May Not Have Worked

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Limiting screen time each day. "You have 2 hours of screen time today." This solution may be great for some families, but often it results in children valuing their devices even more.

Taking away their devices as a punishment. Taking away things from a child to discipline them puts the thought in their heads that they can do the same if they want to hurt or punish someone. Forming healthy conflict resolution is imperative to children.

Banning devices from the household. Might very well be a fit for some, but for the majority of the population, it's a bit difficult to go off-grid. Completely giving in and letting them do whatever they want. On the other hand, banning devices may be an easy solution for some. It would mean trading being present and attentive in exchange for being worry free.

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My Top 4 Secrets to Developing Top-Notch Social Media Content

posted by monicajenner66 10 days ago
tags: marketing mind shift agency

I’m really good at playing pretend.

When I was a nanny during college, I was required to be imaginative and play house, or explorers in a jungle, or captain of a submarine. Surprisingly those years as a nanny equipped me well to be a content writer!

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