COUNSELLING BLOG: Tips for Cultivating Calmness →
1. Try and develop a calm morning ritual instead of starting the day off in a stressful rush.
2. Notice how you tend to automatically respond to a stressful or irritating person or event.
3. Decide to not take things personally; be the kind of person who it’s hard to offend.
4. Develop an…
"I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong."
"There are things we just want to hold onto so badly, and yet the more you hold onto them, the further they get. Until you finally just have to let some things go… In the end, you just hope you let go of the right things."
TEDx: Can music really make you smarter?: Jessica Grahn →
New parents are awash in products claiming the power to turn their kids into geniuses with just a little bit of Mozart. Could any of these claims be true? At TEDxWesternU, Jessica Grahn examines the effects of music on the human brain, debunks common myths and highlights some of music’s real…
"I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown, eat interesting food, dig some interesting people, have an adventure, be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about, I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking twelve miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people — Americans and Europeans — come back and go, “Ohhhh.” And the lightbulb goes on."
9 Ways to Help Nurture Young Changemakers →
“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.” — Pearl S. Buck
And how awesome when adults scaffold and support their dreams! Here are some great tips to help do just that.
"If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you."