Habit 2 of highly empathic people

Dear soul seekers, How was last week? Were you able to find time to be truly curious about another person and learn something about them? This week we are looking at the second habit for people with high empathy: challenge your prejudices and find your commonalities. Even though your skin color may be different, or […]

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6 habits of highly empathic people

Dear Soulseekers, I’m starting a new series on empathy this week. Today I will be discussing habit #1. But first let’s be clear on what empathy is. Empathy is defined as the “ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide […]

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Stay calm

Dear Soulseekers, I feel anxious! And Stressed! With the beginning of school quickly approaching, I can feel my shoulders starting to rise, my neck starting to stiffen, and my temper getting short. Yikes! Time for some self care. I’ve learned over the years what the beginning of stress and anxiety feels like. I have a […]

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Silence

Dear Soulseekers, I just finished watching the latest season of Alone on Netflix. If you’re not familiar with this show, it’s the History channel’s survival type show. In this season contestants are dropped in the Arctic for 100 days to survive off the land. The winner gets one million dollars if they can make it […]

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regrets

Dear Soulseekers, “Between life and death there is a library,’ she said. ‘And within that library, the shelves go on for ever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be different if you had made other choices…Would you have done anything different, if you […]

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Rest

Dear Soulseekers, Summer is upon us and I have become completely unscheduled. My days slip by in a blur as I somehow have something to do every day that is not on my agenda. Honestly, I don’t have an agenda! Maybe that’s how my days are getting away from me. I’m still interviewing for jobs. […]

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grab a book!

Dear Soulseekers, I’ve been reading a lot lately – about reading, and I’ve come across some interesting research. I’ve always told my students that reading is the gateway to everything else in their lives. I truly believe that. As you can imagine, they don’t believe me. But as an ELAR teacher, reading, being able to […]

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Languishing

Dear Soulseekers, Did you have to look up the word languishing? If you did, that’s OK. It’s not a word that you hear very often, but it’s the latest buzzword for describing how some of us feel or have felt during this pandemic. Languishing is not depression, but the blahs, that’s the technical term. Not […]

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