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When to Fight and When to Move On

There are numerous petitions cropping up to try to push the UK government to stay in the EU This isn't a good way to spend our time. The people already voted. Unless you get 31 million people from the UK to sign this (without fraud), this isn't happening. And it...

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Mass Media Manipulation 101

Manipulation 101: "Theresa May has issued a late-night statement saying she “does not agree” with Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the US, after coming under intense political pressure to condemn the order." I'm...

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Education is a Relationship, Not a Test Score

"At the heart of education is a teacher and a learner, and we have over time obfuscated that relationship with every type of accretion and distraction. We have syllabuses, we have testing regimes, testing companies, political ideologies, political purposes, subject...

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Why Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Doesn’t Help

I'm sure by now you have seen the video of Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes. She called out Trump for mocking a disabled reporter, Serge Kovaleski. Here's the speech in case you didn't see it yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxyGmyEby40 I love Meryl Streep and I...

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Resolutions for 2017 – Publish your Intentions

2017 is a new opportunity. It is a chance to change your story, but it often doesn't go the way you planned and by February you're back to your old habits. One reason for this is that you haven't really changed any of your habits at all, and just used your willpower...

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Merry Christmas

My sister reminded me this morning: "Don't sow the seed of negativity." Even if you expect issues at Christmas, come at it from a positive light and bring the feelings you want to experience.

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Yes, You Can Work Harder

​Yesterday someone sent me this video and said that it would make me think. https://youtu.be/GLcJHC9J7l4 I considered a lot about the phrase he used: "You will not be successful unless you want success as much as you want to breathe." Now I know I could work harder. ...

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You Might Be Better Than You Think

We all have self-doubt. But then people tell you they love your work. They talk about you to their friends, and how fantastic your creation, lesson, product or service was. The whole time you were terrified that nobody would like it, that they would judge you. Just...

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Pre-Show Jitters

As I wake up and prepare for a really important interview, I'm thinking a lot about what we do to defend ourselves when we present our work to others. Whether we are giving a speech (voted the number 1 most terrifying thing people do in their regular lives), going for...

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It’s About Much More Than The Deliverables

When someone hires you to do something, they usually aren't just hiring you to get the job done and then disappear. You see, we all want human connection, and because we are wired that way we love it when the people we work with do more than just their job. It makes...

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