As educators, to make school relevant, we need to practically connect every subject to the daily lives of students. I once substituted for a AP Physics class. Physics is a science dealing with energy, force, motion, and matter. I asked, "what are emotions?" After different responses, I explained that the etymology of the word emotions … Continue reading The physics class: thoughts and emotions
Question: Could use some insight... So today I let my anger get the best of me. I was on a call with a call center - rep was rude and confrontational- and I mirrored her behavior. Or maybe she mirrored mine. I feel pretty guilty and depressed over my behavior. Sometimes I find it so … Continue reading Q & A: How does one live up to love and light expectations?
Question: What can I do to stop my body from failing me? I am currently in the middle of searching for a job. I have had a couple of interviews and I found that I am having some issues with my nerves and body reactions. When I get nervous, my neck starts to get all … Continue reading Q & A: What can I do to stop my body from failing me?
This question, often asked in times of sorrow, reflects a slight misunderstanding of human tendencies. It is doubtless everyone has at some time been at the giving or receiving end of this statement. Let us consider a simple example to find the solution: A person ravenously hungry is walking through the meadows when suddenly … Continue reading How could he/she do this to me?
If you seek blame, you will reap pain, disappointment, and anger. But if you seek lessons, you will reap understanding, acceptance, and contentment. Blame is a vicious trap, for it binds the person in a mentality of: "if you did not do A B and C, then I would not have been exposed to experience … Continue reading Transcending blame