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Focus And Distraction Addiction In The Age Of eLearning

Focus And Distraction Addiction In The Age Of eLearning

I Disclaimer:  Debates of what to call our new "learn via online schools" are raging. No, we're can't use the word "Homeschool" for this kind of a new normal, some are saying. Our children meanwhile are blissfully unaware as they navigate eLearning with Education on...

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Coding: The Next Most Popular Language of Humans

Coding: The Next Most Popular Language of Humans

I The Role Of Computer Science And Technology: Drones are spraying disinfectants where humans are unable to go. Bionic arms are injecting medicine into patients at hospitals. Robocops are roaming the streets to ensure people are social distancing. These aren’t from a...

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Sow Self Efficacy And Grow The Success Tree

Sow Self Efficacy And Grow The Success Tree

What Is Self Efficacy: Let me first describe the quality of self-efficacy. It is a learnable mindset that makes people believe that they can accomplish what they've set out to do. When we adopt this trait, we are able to set our sights higher, try harder and persevere...

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It’s Time To Unburden Yourself From Yourself

It’s Time To Unburden Yourself From Yourself

Stop The Self Sabotage: There will always be so much to do. So much to correct about ourselves. Yet, in our pursuit of our perfect selves, we often forget the most important thing to do. To stop burdening ourselves with ourselves. Let me explain a few ways we all can...

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Fostering Creativity and Resilience In Difficult Times

Fostering Creativity and Resilience In Difficult Times

* Creativity Vs. Problem Solving:   Whatever we think of Covid 19 and our forced isolation situation now, in a few years, we might be looking at it as an important period of growth and transformation in our lives. How else can we explain our adapting daily to the...

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What Perfection? There’s a Pandemic in Progress

What Perfection? There’s a Pandemic in Progress

* Perfection and Pandemic Can't Coexist:   Wedding fails, news anchor fails, blooper reels, we've seen them all. Someone slips and falls on shows like America's Funniest Home Videos and there's no end to our giggles. Someone else's misery is always amusing to...

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Hold That Outrage; Free The Internet

Hold That Outrage; Free The Internet

* Our Voice In A Noisy World:   Yes, we live in a world that deserves our outrage. Yes, nothing ever seems to be in order. Things, people and systems are falling apart. And yes, most of us seem to acting out our impulses, often, irrationally. When such are the...

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Using Technology To Improve Efficiency And Productivity

Using Technology To Improve Efficiency And Productivity

* Big Tech Is Channeling Our Emotions:    Gone are the days, when piles of books on our night stands would induce the terror of not catching up with all the things we wanted to do. Now, we have podcasts we have lined up that are filling up space on our phones. We...

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How To Teach For Engagement and Impact In Online Classes

How To Teach For Engagement and Impact In Online Classes

* Options Abound For Online Learning:   We've started learning how to do yoga, connect with our coworkers and enjoy live concerts in a different these days. Everything about our daily lives is either limited to ourselves at home or has moved online. If we must...

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Raising Computational Thinkers with Online Coding Classes

Raising Computational Thinkers with Online Coding Classes

* The Role of Computer Science in Our Lives:   Our world and along with it, our learning systems and infrastructures have been upended, thanks to Corona. But, we're quickly evolving and adapting though. That means, now, every class is some form of an online...

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End Emotional Suffering By Ushering Change

End Emotional Suffering By Ushering Change

* Like It Or Not:  Covid or not, it overwhelmingly feels like we're being thrust into the unknown on a daily basis. But, hasn't life always been elusive? Then why do we continue to suffer emotionally when change comes upon us? Change will happen whether we like it or...

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Why Life Feels Overwhelming Even in the First World

Why Life Feels Overwhelming Even in the First World

* First world problems: Who said we need a stack of unread books on our night stand, a pile of dirty laundry at the foot of our bed and a load of dirty dishes in our kitchen sink to remind us the horrors of living in the first world? In developed countries like...

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Parents, Here’s How You Find Your Self Worth First

Parents, Here’s How You Find Your Self Worth First

* Why self worth? By living in the moment, by living our most truest and autonomous selves, we lead our children by example. We give permission to find their strength when we give ourselves permission that we're good enough just the way we are. Some adults who’re...

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How to Gain The Trust Of Your Teen

How to Gain The Trust Of Your Teen

  How we feel as parents of adolescents: If there was a definition of parents of adolescents, it might look like this. This person is highly anxious, stressed and uncertain about a lot of things involving their child. To the mix, we must add an element of dread...

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Be Terrified Of Your Teenager’s Age, Not Your Teenager

Be Terrified Of Your Teenager’s Age, Not Your Teenager

  Terrifying teenagers?  Teenagers are legendary for their impulsive risk taking attitude. They're famously hedonistic because they love a life of pleasure and little self control. And they seem to be engaging in activities with little to no regard for the...

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Winning Over Your and Your Teen’s Screen Time Addictions

Winning Over Your and Your Teen’s Screen Time Addictions

* Managing Our Distraction Addictions:    Here's why you're getting screen sucked into your phone. Unlike real life that can be boring and monotonous, on the internet, even if you want nothing, you can always get something. When we are bored, lonely and feel like...

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Factors That Make A Child Shy And A Teen Withdrawn

Factors That Make A Child Shy And A Teen Withdrawn

* Why are some children shy?  We use a lot of words to describe shy and withdrawn behavior in children. We label them as socially awkward or introverts. But, what we don't often realize is that at the heart of such behavior is the fear of rejection. Little children...

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How to Continue Living In Desperate Times

How to Continue Living In Desperate Times

There is no passion to be found in playing small -- in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living. - Nelson Mandela * In our collective consciousness, there has been no time like the Covid. There was 9/11 in 2001, when as one world, we stood...

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How Children Teach Us To Be Mindful

How Children Teach Us To Be Mindful

* Children are the only ones that love us without judgment, celebrate our smallest victories and have their antennas up for our distress. Their uncanny attunement to their surroundings makes their emotional wealth seems prodigal. Their definition of daily success is...

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Let’s Do Something Meaningful, No Not Facebook

Let’s Do Something Meaningful, No Not Facebook

* Imagine a sea of people sitting in a town square, fully present, deeply centered, heads down in a state of rapt attention and effort. They are staring down intensely with palms resting in their laps yet they are not meditating. Hint: Their fingers are frantic. Good...

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Volunteer and Give Time To The Lonely and Anxious

Volunteer and Give Time To The Lonely and Anxious

I Am Lonely: Adam Maier-Clayton was a Right to die activist from Canada. And a few years ago he committed suicide. Before his death, he was fighting the legislation to allow mentally ill people to die with dignity. He was finally compelled to kill himself because of...

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Rethinking Our Online Behaviors To Sustain Our Wellbeing

Rethinking Our Online Behaviors To Sustain Our Wellbeing

The Nature Of Our Dual Existence: Self-isolation and lockdowns have made physical human contact sparse and even nonexistent for us. Until we can ease back ourselves into the physical world without trepidation, our online lives must sustain our wellbeing. But, to do...

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Preparing Ourselves For The Unknown

Preparing Ourselves For The Unknown

* As we muddle our way through Corona, we seem to have forgotten how life was before. See, life was always unpredictable, and our daily lives were anything but normal and smooth. So, why is our life so intolerable now? The thing is, Change and Uncertainty, the two...

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Simplifying Our Decision Making

Simplifying Our Decision Making

A post on radical simplicity can’t be wordy. We all have a proclivity to equate more choices to freedom and autonomy. But what if an abundance of choices makes our life complicated and leads to indecision? Covid and Corona have brought our lives to brass tacks. None...

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Chin up and Pivot: How to Live on During a Pandemic

Chin up and Pivot: How to Live on During a Pandemic

Strategies for Crisis Management: We literally didn't see it coming. Yet, here we are in the midst of a pandemic with no end in sight. So, you ask, what beauty can come out of this? OK, let's get down to the basics of crisis management to help us here. * STEP 1:...

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Our Covid Lives: Bodies Resting Yet Minds Racing

Our Covid Lives: Bodies Resting Yet Minds Racing

Struggling To Live In The Now An extra ordinary life is made up of ordinary moments done while being fully present. But, this is not ordinary moments we're living in right now. Staying in the now, while making sense of our Covid circumstances and accepting the...

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Actionable Tips On How To Achieve Mindfulness

Actionable Tips On How To Achieve Mindfulness

* Resolving The Struggle: Most of us, not including those who’re lucky to be enlightened, don’t want to live in the present moment, because we don’t accept life as it has manifested itself. We then find ourselves in conflict with the moment. When our needs and...

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Here’s How Digital Binging Can Have Boundaries

Here’s How Digital Binging Can Have Boundaries

The Expanse of Time:  Whoever had said that time is a precious resource must have been joking. Atleast that's what it feels like to live in the time of Covid. All those lessons of time and focus management seem to not hold weight when such a once in a generation...

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The Collective Search For Meaning To Our Suffering

The Collective Search For Meaning To Our Suffering

Bodies Resting, Minds Racing:  Life can get really strange sometimes. It seems like just yesterday, that, without a worry in the world, we were reveling in food, entertainment and gossip. We were only stopping to curse our busy lives - we didn't have enough time to do...

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The Corona Manifesto: Surviving Forced Isolation

The Corona Manifesto: Surviving Forced Isolation

* Cabin Fever:    Cabin Fever is the restlessness one experiences in forced isolation especially in confined spaces. Even before Corona had hit, we were starting to live fragmented and lonely lives. We were happy staying indoors all day with our phones and...

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The Power of Pause

The Power of Pause

* Pause a Little To Read This: We've all seen those drawings and paintings of Sisyphus, the Greek king. The one who, for being deceitful, received a punishment of rolling up a huge boulder up a hill. This act of his happens in perpetuity, because the boulder keeps...

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Courage in the time of Corona and Covid 19

Courage in the time of Corona and Covid 19

Disclaimer: The title of the article is not saying, don't fear Corona, just get out there and be courageous in public. Please read in full to understand the spirit of the message. What is Courage? Aristotle said Courage is the first virtue. Without it, there's no: 1....

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Agent Double Duty: Parenting in the Time of Covid 19

Agent Double Duty: Parenting in the Time of Covid 19

Learning Even When School Is Out: Two people have the most important jobs in the world. Parents. And Teachers. More than a billion school age kids are out of school at this moment. Teachers are busy figuring out the digital learning landscape. So its important that...

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How to Preserve Mental Health while Battling Cabin Fever

How to Preserve Mental Health while Battling Cabin Fever

* Cabin Fever:    Cabin Fever is the restlessness one experiences in forced isolation especially in confined spaces. Before Corona hit, we were starting to live fragmented and lonely lives. We were happy staying indoors all day with our phones and devices....

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Want to Thrive in Life? Start a Journal.

Want to Thrive in Life? Start a Journal.

Never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things—childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves—that go on slipping like sand through our fingers. ~ Salman Rushdie * A journal is a meta...

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How to Cut Yourself and Others Some (Corona) Slack

How to Cut Yourself and Others Some (Corona) Slack

* Developing a Perspective:   Is there a crisis right now?Yes. Are you homeless?No Are you hungry?No Is your family alive?Yes Do you have internet?Yes You will survive. There are many of us going through personal and professional crisis much before this Corona...

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Using Corona (Down)Time to Upskill and Reskill

Using Corona (Down)Time to Upskill and Reskill

* Not Lacking in Inspiration:   These days, stories of children and adults doing something with their new found free time are flooding our social media walls and our consciousness. Some of these people have found what it takes to take our current circumstances in...

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Compassion In Times Of Crisis and Catastrophe

Compassion In Times Of Crisis and Catastrophe

* Speed Bumpers Ahead:   We're hurting right now. We're uncertain about our immediate future. Some of us are juggling two jobs - being a full time employee and being a full time parent learning the ropes of digital learning. We're dealing with a lot of stuff...

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Introducing Free ONLINE Classes!

Introducing Free ONLINE Classes!

Attend as many as you want. No catch. No contract! Register below to get an online meeting code! More FREE Resources available HERE! Click HERE! Encouraging consistent learning (atleast 12 hours), children can: Train Their Brains Make Lifelong...

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On Personal Wellbeing and Pandemics

On Personal Wellbeing and Pandemics

How We Can Cope: Each and everyone of us living through the Pandemic has one thing in common. We're being stretched to the limits of our endurance. But, as humans we're a testament to the spirit of our resilience. That means, we already know how to do a few things to...

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How To Declutter Your Life

How To Declutter Your Life

* Suspend Mode:   The world today feels like it's in a suspend mode, and we're just waiting for something to pass, so we can quickly get back to our busy lives. But, this uneasy, uncertain time can be our opportunity to declutter our mind and eventually our...

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Pick Up Grit On The Way To Greatness

Pick Up Grit On The Way To Greatness

* "To be gritty is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day after week after year, in challenging practice. To be gritty is to fall down seven times, and rise...

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Parents, Here Are Ways To Manage Your Own Anxiety First

Parents, Here Are Ways To Manage Your Own Anxiety First

* How Anxiety Arises:    One of the most important things we can learn as parents is to master our own stress and anxiety. Children pick up easily on our anxieties and insecurities. Having no rational explanations for the way we're conducting ourselves around...

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How To Be a Good Parent

How To Be a Good Parent

* Who are children? Children are little humans who start out their lives with an unconditional positive regard for everyone around them. They assume that we’re doing our best at any given moment. Otherwise, they would've already asked us, “Mom and dad, I don’t feel...

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