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We Are Wired to Learn

About two years ago, I decided to write a book. The problem was, I didn’t know where to start. That is, until I attended an event and learned of an online book writing program that promises your book will be published in 90 days. Sounds great, right? Well, 90 days into this program, I had about 40 pages typed and felt like it was going nowhere. So, I dove back into the online program and learned more about the reasons why I was stuck. I corrected those habits and kept on going. Then came the editing process.

I’m Golden

I started learning a lesson about the time I was eighteen that I’ve kept learning throughout my life. And that lesson is that every new phase of life brings a new challenge that I’m going to have to deal with – especially when I think I’m golden.

The Secret about Body Shaming

Perhaps the most common form of bullying is what’s become known as “body shaming.” This, obviously, involves making fun of our bodily imperfections or differences. It is especially easy to get upset by such insults because we tend to be sensitive about our bodies. We all want to look good and to be seen as perfect. Thus, when people make fun of things that we, ourselves, have difficulty accepting, we feel hurt and humiliated. It’s bad enough that we badger ourselves about what’s “wrong” with our bodies. We hope that others don’t notice, and we hate it when they bring it out into the open with an insult.

Feet and Voices, Not Just Thumbs

To the principals and superintendents who supported the students in their quest to express themselves, I say thank you. Thank you for making the protests that students read about in their history books a reality. Thank you for seeing this as a learning opportunity that will resonate in their hearts and minds for years to come.

We All Need A Map

Look, we all need maps in life. Sometimes we can get off track, but we can always go back to the map to get back on-track. Follow these four steps to get back where you need to be.

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