Posts by Kathy Grande

Holiday Hell to Holiday Happiness

Holiday Hell to Holiday Happiness Dear Parents, Hold onto your hats because the holiday season almost here. Now is the time to get yourself into a calm state of mind because these upcoming holidays are the biggies and you’re going to need to get your zen on while dealing with cranky children, sulky teens and…

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A Chocoholic’s Guide to Halloween

A Chocoholic’s Guide to Halloween I freely admit to being a chocoholic.  It’s a problem especially around Halloween.  I feel it’s cruel and unusual punishment seeing aisles and aisles of Halloween candy on sale!   To save my sanity I rely on my 4 top tips to curb my chocolate impulses without denying myself chocolatey…

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5 Things Every Teen Should Know

5 Things Every Teen Should Know As parents it’s our duty to take care of our children but it can become too much of a good thing when we end up raising children who know nothing of the real world because we’ve done everything for them. We then end up raising helpless adults who view…

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7 Tips to Attain Tranquility

7 Tips to Attain Tranquility Tranquility is defined as the quality or state of being tranquil, calm. Just the word itself feels relaxing. Can you identify what invokes a tranquil feeling in you, that inner peace, that stillness and harmony inside you? Raise your hand if you can remember the last time you were tranquil.…

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Becoming

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.2.1″] I am a private person. Those who know me, know I listen more than I talk. I have difficulty sharing my private life with those I don’t know well and if I’m honest, I have difficulty sharing my private life even with my closest friends. It’s not that I don’t want…

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When Did Self-Care Become A Bad Thing?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.2.1″] “I have no time.” Certainly no time for self-care. I used to say this all the time. It was a mantra that ran through my head numerous times a day. Between working full time, taking care of my kids and running a household, I was running on empty most of the…

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The Miracle of Changing Perception

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.2.1″] I was schooled on perception when I was just starting out in my teaching career. A student, who I’ll call “X” entered my classroom mid-year. He was unkempt, overweight, and didn’t seem to fit in. I didn’t have much information on him from his sending school other than he had learning…

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Reiki? A Bunch of Baloney?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.67″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Reiki? A Bunch of Baloney? Twenty five years ago, I had never heard of Reiki and if someone had tried to explain it to me I would have politely listened and tried not to roll my eyes. (I’m told I have a terrible poker face) But then my…

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School Success: Focus is the Key!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.67″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Focus is the key to school success! It’s that time of the year again when our children are going back to school. This means the dreaded “H-word” HOMEWORK! Homework can be a nuisance at times, but for the child with ADHD is can be a nightmare. This nightmare…

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I Want To Like Meditating

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.2.1″] I have a confession to make about meditating. I’m not a good meditator (and sadly, those aren’t my legs). I don’t love sitting silently in lotus position for periods of time. It feels like a betrayal of my work ethic. I needed to learn another way and that is what I…

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