Spiritual Development

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“It takes one to know one.”

“It takes one to know one.” I think that we all remember and have probably said that phrase in our youth. Is there truth in that phrase? Is the good that I see in others, a reflection of the good in me? Are the unfavorable and lamentable things that I see in others a reflection of the unfavorable and lamentable things that reside in me? I don’t like that! Let’s help make our mind more … [Read More...]

Relational Development


“We can’t go on forever with suspicious minds.”

This week we are thinking about and acting against suspicion. I was not sure how to convert this section of Lovasik’s book into a Guiding Principle for us. The more that I read the section on suspicion, the more that one person kept coming to mind. I was troubled by this because that someone is someone whom I care about deeply and she suffers from suspicious tendencies. I also keep hearing Elvis … [Read More...]

Home Management

Work Management


Tame your email or be tamed by it!

Are you drowning in email? You may think that email is innocuous; but, every email that comes into your inbox creates stress, creates clutter, uses-up your time, threatens to be another thing that you let fall through the cracks, and distracts you form what is important.  It is time to tame your email or be tamed by it! The London Evening Standard reports on research on email and the stress … [Read More...]

For Parents

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77 Fun Summer Activities for Families

Last week, we worked on helping our children develop an important soft-skill, making summer goals. Summer is also a time to recharge, to explore, to spend with family, to enjoy life, and to just have fun. Here is a list of 77 fun summer activities for families. Most of these activities are free or inexpensive. Use this list to create your own. Better yet, make this a family activity. Make sure … [Read More...]

For Educators

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Don’t forget to thank your students!

Amid the busyness of bringing the school year to a close and launching into your summer respite, there is something that I would like to encourage you to do. I know that this month brought forth an insurmountable number of tasks to complete, not only professionally but personally, as well. But please, don't forget to thank your students for being your students. As teachers the greatest … [Read More...]

Maestros y Padres

Nuestros Diarios

Mantener un diario con su hijo: una tradición especial

Este Día de la Madre, como en toda ocasión, debemos reflexionar y pedirle a Dios que nos guie para hacer algunos cambios que nos ayuden a mejorar como madres. Debemos asegurarnos que nuestros hábitos se aliñen y reflejen nuestras prioridades, los deseos más profundos de nuestros corazones. Me he dado cuenta que el ajetreo de la vida me ha hecho hacer de menos una tradición importante. Esta … [Read More...]