Small Efforts Add Up to Success

The sum of small efforts can eventually lead to reaching your long-term goal. Think back over a period of time, perhaps to a few months ago, and notice how change took place. Sometimes, we find that small efforts that didn't seem to matter, then we notice they actually did matter. They cultivated gradual change or … Continue reading Small Efforts Add Up to Success

New Position, New Place, New Challenges

Image via Pexels By Sara Velasquez of ourperfectabode.com  A quick rundown of things to keep in mind as you make your first move while you move up in your career. As we progress in our careers, the option to move to a new location is often presented. Although it may be frightening, relocating has many perks, … Continue reading New Position, New Place, New Challenges

Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: The best child resources

Two awesome places to find resources for teachers and parents to best support their children are Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures. Teachers Pay Teachers Teachers Pay Teachers is the go-to platform created by teachers, for teachers to access the community, content, and tools they need to teach at their best. Founded in 2006, TpT … Continue reading Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: The best child resources

How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

How to set goals Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-based This is important framework for creating any goal, short-term or long-term. I keep this structure in mind when helping people set goals and intentions. We work smart ▪︎ We are specific ▪︎ We look at the details of the desired outcome ▪︎ We talk about what … Continue reading How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Why You Should Prioritize Your Mental Health (and How)

Do you prioritize your mental health? If your mental health isn't one of the areas that comes to mind, consider moving it to one of your top priorities. Here's the short answer of why it's important. When we work on our mental health, we improve all of the other areas of our lives. When we … Continue reading Why You Should Prioritize Your Mental Health (and How)

Dialectics (DBT) for a Flexible Mind

What are dialectics? Dialectics relate to our theories and ideas, in terms of the OPPOSITE way we think. Here are some thinking patterns that we all experience, and get caught up in, it does us no favors to become stuck!:▪︎ "All-or-nothing" thoughts.▪︎ "Either-or" thoughts.▪︎ "Black-and-white terms."These examples of thoughts are called cognitive distortions. Instead of … Continue reading Dialectics (DBT) for a Flexible Mind

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

Choosing a journal When choosing what to write in, consider all of your options and what best suits your needs. A journal can be a spiral-bound notebook, which is an easy to find and cheap option. Combination code or lock and key journals can provide privacy and are usually well-made. A journal can be kept … Continue reading The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

How to Create a Vision Board

Materials: Poster board or large paper; magazines; newspapers; printed out images from online; quotes; scissors; glue; pen; pencils; markers; stickers; glitter; tiny, lightweight objects (travel ticket; concert ticket; key chain; charm...). Instructions: Ponder and visualize a long-term goal (a few months or years ahead). What does it look like? What are the details of your … Continue reading How to Create a Vision Board

Journaling Prompt: Setting a Future Goal, Adventure is Out There

Journaling prompt: What adventure do you wish you could go on? Make sure that the adventure is realistic, like planning a vacation. Materials Material ideas: Large paper or poster board; pens; pencils; crayons; markers; glue; glitter; stickers; magazine clippings; photos. Instructions Answer these questions in your prompt: 1. Where would you go, how would you … Continue reading Journaling Prompt: Setting a Future Goal, Adventure is Out There

Wellness Tips for When You are Busy

Let's define busy "Busy" definitions: having a great deal to do; occupied with or concentrating on a particular activity or object of attention; excessively detailed or decorated. We become immersed in projects and activities for a number of reasons. I'm going to mention two common reasons. One reason that we become busy, is simply because … Continue reading Wellness Tips for When You are Busy