Acknowledging the principle of “nkali” and embracing its warnings to build a better classroom

TedTalk Review: The Danger of a single story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I came across this TedTalk about four years ago while doing research on identity and purpose for this blog. It then came up again as recommendations from the Ted curation managers for topics ranging from powerful marketing practices to ethical branding messages, and … Continue reading Acknowledging the principle of “nkali” and embracing its warnings to build a better classroom

Day 12 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?

Am I allowed to feel ungrateful? I asked myself this question and surprised myself with the answer. The answer is "YES". The funny thing is that once I acknowledged this, I started feeling grateful for the answer. I was feeling a little small, insignificant, and ungrateful that more people weren't answering my call to action … Continue reading Day 12 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?

Knowing When To Really Listen and To Whom

This process is ever going and growingSome six hundred odd days ago I wrote a little reflection about listening to myself. I didn't realize it at the time that I might be feeling that I hadn't progress nearly two years later on my journey. Well, I do feel that way often. I WAS actually a … Continue reading Knowing When To Really Listen and To Whom

Day 16 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Now that I’m not watching as much TV, I find that the conversations & readings of that day come more readily to mind during day dreams, whereas they were only part of my sleepy dreams before… I haven’t been very good at remembering dreams in the past. Free the mind from passive input and big ideas grow. … Continue reading Day 16 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Odds & Ends – What’s Next

I kinda didn’t take the day off yesterday… I just couldn’t sit still, so I started putting some order to the list of projects I want to add to my blog and I started to see connections… First, I want to thank my friend Richard Tardiff for planting seeds of connection throughout what I’ve been … Continue reading Odds & Ends – What’s Next

Day 28 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

On day 2 I admitted being at a loss for what to write and I haven’t been without a topic since… until today. I feel that I’ve been a little off the last couple of days…. not sure what to do with this desire to write, where to aim the energy and uncertainty about what … Continue reading Day 28 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Day 19 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Today, I want to inspire someone to pursue their dreams, no matter what those dreams consist of. So, today I’m talking about what so many of us confuse with our dreams or our purpose, and that is the pursuit of success. As always, this is my experience and my understand of all this, and I … Continue reading Day 19 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Day 17 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

It’s possible I haven’t said everything I wanted about telling stories yet. Stories can be told in many ways and about so many things. Of course this realization comes to me from another Ted talk. Please take a few minutes to listen to Giles Duley’s  transformation from observer to storyteller, and how he discovered he … Continue reading Day 17 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Day 16 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Now that I’m not watching as much TV, I find that the conversations & readings of that day come more readily to mind during day dreams, whereas they were only part of my sleepy dreams before… I haven’t been very good at remembering dreams in the past. Free the mind from passive input and big ideas grow. … Continue reading Day 16 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Day 15 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Well, it’s been leading up to this, hasn't it? A few days ago, on Day 11 to be precise, I concluded that I want to tell stories. Not just any stories, but other people’s stories. Stories about the amazing things people do, even when they don’t realize they are amazing. More on this later… Can … Continue reading Day 15 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It