Customized books are a fantastic way to develop vocabulary skills and create communication opportunities with young children. They don’t have to be fancy. These simple “brag books” work great because they are pretty durable and lay flat when open. Little ones love having a real book they can hold, turn the pages, and look at pictures of themselves and their loved ones. I made books similar to this for both my little guys and recommend my clients do the same. They are perfect for practicing family names! These books are getting harder and harder to find in stores so I snagged a few extra last time I bought some.
I’ve had so much fun getting started with this account, I thought I would give back in a small way. I’d also love to get connected with more parents of young children, early educators, or homeschool parents. Follow the directions below, and I will pick one commenter at random to make and mail a free customized book!
Here’s how to enter:
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3. Tag 2 (or more!) friends by commenting with their insta account name below. Feel free to tell them something you think they would like about following me 😉.
4. Bonus entry for tagging me in your insta story!
Not associated with Instagram. Winner will be chosen Sunday, July 22, 2018 8pm central.
Daily conversation starter 🗣
When your outfit gives you that #FridayFeeling . @tigerwoods is a trendsetter. He freaked people out when showed up to the British Open with @kttape on his neck to relieve his neck discomfort. Clearly people were curious because the KT Tape website saw a 300% increase in web traffic. He may have felt good but he probably didn’t think about how bad it was going to hurt to take the tape off. 😟#sportscurious
Understanding this is mission critical. I often see people get burned when they try to be generous and it causes them to give up. But you wouldn’t give up if you were thinking about giving the right way! Giving is way more like investing than it is like purchasing.
When you invest, sometimes it goes south and that’s just too bad. But also, sometimes it grow and grows beyond your wildest dreams! That’s what giving is like. When you’re a good giver, you will have some of your generosity go south, but most of it will have positive compounding consequences for years or decades to come!
I love and respect all you generous givers out there. It’s not about getting everything right. It’s about doing your best with what you have. ❤️👊
“This was an absolutely amazing weekend, lots to reflect on. Digesting the talks, conversations and insights and turning them into strategy and manageable goals going forward is in progress already. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's been a pleasure to meet so many new and old friends this weekend. I'm especially looking forward to working with so many amazing people. This was my second time at Summercamp and last year was overwhelming, this year already felt like being at home with a great new family, dare I say it, of business hippies, just like myself....the adventure that is life, and business continues...together.” Dirk Bischoff at Summercamp 2017.
Apply now to be part of it this year, click the link in our bio.
THE EMPTY CHAIR//
Gestalt Therapy, developed by Fritz Perls, is founded on the idea that a whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In this frame, a human being, as a whole, is continuously connected with their environment, relationships and memories. This type of therapy works by engaging with the client in interactive exercises to foster a more developed awareness of the self.
One of the most popular gestalt techniques that you may have heard about is called “The Empty Chair”, in which the client imagines someone, or themselves or parts of themselves, in a chair and speaks to the chair like they would if there was the actual person sitting right there. There are several variations of this exercise and it is usually used to assist clients in integrating various aspects or “disowned parts” of themselves to develop further insight.
It may sound a bit silly at first, but imagine having a really honest conversation with yourself about the way you take care of you? Would you express gratitude for the efforts made, or anger and distrust? I bring this up, because we often have a much easier time encouraging others to engage in self-care practices, than we do supporting ourselves to do the same. If you dig deep, and get really empathetically direct with yourself, would you say you are doing enough for you? Or would you say to yourself that you need more?
Many women lose track of the part of themselves that needs their own love, care, and attention because we can be so focused on others. Digging that part up, siting it on a chair in front of you, and starting a conversation, can be really beneficial. Even writing it down, if you feel more comfortable. You might be surprised by what comes up and it can provide some insight to what your roadblocks may be towards more frequent self-care✨💛
The biggest concern most teens have is how to start conversations with people they don’t quite know. The teens I see in my workshops or sessions mostly fear being unable to hold their conversations long enough
Here’s a little tip :
1. Know your opening line. Usually an open ended question always works
2. When the conversation starts to lull, make sure pay great attention to what your body is saying. If your body language falls short just like your words, your conversation will end
3 Close your conversation with an invitation to start again next time. Here is one .
“I would love to discuss this further over lunch break tomorrow”
Poverty isn’t “rare.” We like to think of the poor as a few far and in between people who live in dispersed corners of the earth. That’s false.
Poverty is the norm. It’s the majority. It’s the most common form of human existence in the world today and in all of history. Today, if you earn $5k/year then you are wealthier than 75% of the planet. These figures feel impossible when we’re driving on highways and watching YouTube videos but they’re true.
And there’s no need to feel guilty about it! But there is a need to be aware of it. Help people to wake up - it’s time! Love and respect to all you folks willing to hear and talk about the truth. You should be proud of yourselves. ❤️👊
From Eugenie Teasley's talk last year, 'Why Should I Be An Entrepreneur for Someone Else?' about the nuances there are in ambition and purposeful work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Summercamp is not just for startups, and an entrepreneurial spirit is not just for solo entrepreneurs. Eugenie explored the idea of what's at the core of that spirit, when you take away the power and the validation of having started your own project. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can watch the talk (and all our other talks) for free on our website! Or apply to grab a ticket before the end of the month, and be part of the action this year! Click the link in our bio.
#MakesMeNetwork all started with 20 seconds of courage to go up to a boss babe and connect. That connection led us to another connection. Before we knew it, we were building our own tribe of strong women. What’s stopping you from building yours? ✨ 📷: Pinterest
So I went to a job fair today thinking I’d probably be there a couple hours....boy was I naive!
Looking across all those equally exhausted faces of people that continued to file in hoping for a part time, entry level job! I started wishing I could just go around and chat with everyone about their personal experiences with their job search.
At the very least maybe some of you have interesting stories?
On our most recent episode with @sandrasafire we chat all about her career as a circus performer ☝🏼link in bio. Now that lady makes jumping through hoops look like a walk in the park 😂 Check out her circus @indigocircus .
Today at Redbrick Mill.
I find it interesting to see artists with such different methods working in the same studio. Only a few feet apart Carole was lashing on pots of paint onto her large sunflower painting whilst Dennis was channeling his inner Van Gogh and tackling the same subject with his brand new i pad pro and Pro-Create app.
Inevitably there were questions and conversations, some technical and some verging on the philosophic such as, ‘What value does the original have if any’ and ‘What value should we place on effort in assessing a work of art’? Art is as much about intelligent analysis as it is about clever manipulation of materials, I feel the artists I teach at Redbrick Mill seem to prove that.
Invitation to conversation
I receive a lot of comments and questions about this necklace. It was made by an inspirational artist and overall great guy @jstallz to remind the wearer of their connection with nature. I wear it all the time now and after having met the person who made it and following his posts on Instagram, I look forward to people's comments. The connection we have to objects is founded in the memories and feelings they provoke when we look at them. Put simply, I feel good when I wear it and hope it continues to be a gateway to conversation and meeting people. #conversationstarters#wearwithpride#simplekindness#natureart#handmade#gratitude
Thank you to all that have purchased our cases! We have heard so many amazing stories about how our case has helped with social skills, networking, and finding new friends! If you have a story, tell us about it below. ✨✨ They are still available. Click the link in our bio to browse our store. 🤳🏾 #businessaccessories#conversationstarters#businessrulesforwomen