Deliberate Practice

Deliberate practice is effortful and narrowly focused. It is challenging but more rewarding that living in a state of addiction or maladaptive behavior. It is used to preplan and prepare for Conditions of...

Special Seminar on Addiction Recovery

Finding Your Authentic Self You are invited to a seminar on Finding Your Authentic Self using the new science of addiction recovery. There are three important questions to answer when it comes to finding one’s happiness, joy, and well being and they are? Why...

National Day of Service

Among the many highlights of my Scouting years was river rafting down the Grande Ronde River. From fishing to bridge and cliff jumping, the Grande Ronde provided a lesson I will never forget. On the last day of our river rafting trip was a massive rapid known as the...

Do Your Conversations Run East-West?

According to the advertisers on 97.3 FM Seattle, as summarized by my brother-in-law Ray on his Facebook page, happiness is a function of having thick hair (no social life with thin hair), higher levels of testosterone (no fun, low self-esteem, and a lack of interest...

Emotional Intelligence & School Administrators

An often-overlooked aspect of educational success and failure is our school administrators. Most school leaders approach the challenge of leading in a mindful manner according to research out of the Journal of Leadership Studies. In an article titled, “Emotional...

Teaching Smart People to Learn

Teaching dumb people to learn has never been a challenge. Everybody knows that dumb people need to learn, they should learn, because, well, they’re dumb. After they learn they won’t be dumb anymore. They will be smart like us and when they are smart, they won’t need...
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