Mouse Ears & Momentum: Ten Powerful Lessons

Walt Disney said, "If you can dream it, you can do it." The worldwide Disney franchise is proof that dreams can come true. My first trip to Disney World (Orlando, FL) was with my husband and our best friends at Christmas 2016. That magical week was the motivation I needed to finally start the business I had been dreaming about for nearly a decade.

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How to Cope With Classroom Chaos -- The 4-7-8 Way

This is a photo of my "Lord, Give Me Patience" look that I developed as a first-year teacher of 7th graders (need I say more?!) and perfected as a reference librarian after being asked one too many times to find the "blue book that I used in my report but forgot to cite." Responding calmly to a crisis is both an art and science. The art of knowing what to do, and the science of being able to recall and apply that knowledge on the fly. 

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Lego Your Meetings

We leave play behind when we leave childhood behind, or so it often seems. Play is relegated to the fringes of everyday life, as detox from stressful situations, as reward for progress and concerted effort, not as an inherent aspect of creativity, negotiation, and purpose. Perhaps, though, problems that plague our grown-up world stem from a serious disconnect between playful instincts and logical conditioning. 

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