Letting life flow.

Thriving Under Pressure

Anxious Thoughts.

The one word I hear repeatedly from students this time of year is DROWNING. Not a pleasant thought. And definitely not energizing.

A sinking feeling that takes student motivation from 100% to 0% in an instant. By thought alone.

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Empowering Lessons.

How can we help students to feel more empowered in the midst of winter weather, too many midterms, and not enough time.

Transforming Stress.

We meet students where they are at. By embracing that stressful DROWNING thought and TRANSFORMING it into a FLOATING feeling. By helping them feel safe and supported. In and out of the classroom.

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Trusting the Flow.

We remind students of their resilience. We show them how far they’ve come. We encourage them to FLOW with the moment instead of fighting against the current. Only then can the focused learning begin!

Video from today's psychology class. 🌊

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Man Plans, then what?

THOUGHT AVENUE: Speak your mind

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The randomness of life has challenged us since the dawn of humanity.  Most of us strive to bring some semblance of order to our lives, as disorder and chaos tend to make us feel anxious and uncomfortable. We try to lessen unpredictability in our daily routines and longer term planning.

But fate often has its own ideas: Unexpected changes and events occur in our journeys: Sometimes there are unforeseen twists in our paths, roadblocks or detours, which we abhor. At other times there might be pleasurable options and opportunities.

Stuff does indeed happen. We’ve all known pleasure and serenity, as well as disappointments and indignities. We’ve brimmed with confidence, and have also had self-doubts.

Thus we learn to live with uncertainty and ambiguity, which we deal with in different ways. Some feel immune to bad fate (“I have good karma”), but we know that a sense of invulnerability (“It can’t…

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