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Choice vs. Decision

Choice vs. Decision

Photo by William Krause on Unsplash Over the weekend my husband and I had a conversation about choice vs. decision as we discussed the attack on the U.S. Capitol this past week as well as moments in our own lives where we made a decision that shaped our lives for years to come. We pondered about whether there was any time we did not have a choice related to a...
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How to Change

A new calendar year, a new year full of promise and opportunities. This new year more than others in recent years was one eagerly anticipated for a brighter year ahead following the extremely challenging year that 2020 presented to us. But a year ago as we looked ahead to the new year, we likely felt many of the same senses of possibility that we did this year. We just had...
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The Power of Community

Dear Roycemore Families, Here we are, the end of the semester already! And the end of the year– one unlike any that most of us have experienced. I expect you would agree with me that there are many things about 2020 that we would like to put behind us. And we welcome, with open arms, a new year ahead that we hope will be much brighter than the year that...
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Power Skills and Potential

Photo Credit: Possessed Photography on Unsplash The most recent Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum published in October predicts that by 2025 the amount of work completed by humans and machines will be equal! To put that in perspective, this is when today’s 8th graders graduate from high school. In fact, the advances in technology have been steadily increasing for years and our lived experience is in...
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The Plateau

There’s always gonna be another mountain I’m always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose Ain’t about how fast I get there Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side It’s the climb – Miley Cyrus Some of you may recall this powerful song performed by Miley Cyrus, which was popular in 2009. The song celebrates the struggle of the...
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Gratitude- A Key Component of Emotional Intelligence

For nearly twenty years now, emotional intelligence has been identified as an important ability that is critical to reaching the highest levels of success in a variety of occupations. In 1997, Peter Salovey and John Mayer coined the term and defined it as: “… the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions...
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