Category Archives: optimism

Recognizing Each Child’s Particular Genius

What we might consider idiosyncrasies or problems may very well indicate a child’s strengths. Continue reading

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April’s Energy Fingerprint

Do April’s tragedies say something about us? Continue reading

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I Heckle, You Heckle, Let’s All Heckle

Hecklers were people who were knowledgeable and alert to hypocrisy. They were aware how easily something nasty can snag what’s useful into uselessness until it’s pulled free. Nearly everyone I know is, by that definition, a heckler. Continue reading

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Lale Labuko: Cultural Superhero

An ancient tribal practice has killed tens of thousands of children over the centuries. I’m working to make sure my generation brings an end to it forever. —Lale Labuko Continue reading

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Build Community Using Bookish Goodwill

When we share books, we enliven our communities. Find out how. Continue reading

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Changing The World One Choice At A Time

Small everyday choices are values elevated to action. Continue reading

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Get Kids To Predict The Future

What vision of the future do today’s kids hold? Continue reading

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You’re Having A Perfect Day

Why is this a perfect day? Continue reading

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Engage The Window Box Effect

What reverses urban decay can work in your life too. Really. Continue reading

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25 Ways To Spread Some Kindness

Easy, fun, unexpected ways to spread some kindness. Continue reading

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