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The Courage and Self-Compassion to Receive (and Really Consider) Feedback

“This is bull.” I have had these three words directed at me twice while speaking in public. The first time was several years ago. On that occasion I did what I have done many times in my life when confronted with disagreement – I Read More

The Freedom and Power of Acknowledging Our Mortality

We are each going to die. Ouch. What a first line to a blog post. While this is not a popular thing to acknowledge or discuss, it is a simple truth of human existence. Unless we have been diagnosed with a terminal illness or Read More

How Human Is Your School?

Think about this past week. Consider the challenges you faced and dealt with in your own life. What percentage of these challenges were resolved with academic knowledge? What percentage of these challenges were inner-personal or interpersonal? What percentage of these challenges needed social-emotional skills Read More