Posts by Kathy Grande

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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The Whatif Song

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.63″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Don’t let the “what ifs” keep you from what can be. Last night, while I lay thinking here, some Whatifs crawled inside my ear and pranced and partied all night long and sang their same old Whatif song (Excerpt – Shel Silverstein “Whatif”) Ah yes, the “Whatifs!” What…

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