Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Saturday, February 4, 2017
And as an added bonus, I got to go to lunch with my friend, former principal and former "big" boss, Sherryl (Henning) Valentine. It was so nice to see her and talk to her before heading back to Gilbert and my new work!!
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Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Saturday, January 7, 2017
To Dance. The great thing in life is not so much to dance well, but whether one is willing to dance at all.
To Sing. Even if you sing off-key, the crow has as much right to a voice as the nightingale.
To Tell Stories. Those we love are never really gone as long as their stories are told.
I love that Facebook and blogs allows us to share the stories of those we love who are gone.
Carmen has become a friend and we are working on her coming to Gilbert in the spring of 2018. She is inspirational as a storyteller to kids of all ages, but she also touches adults. I absolutely love her and she is one of the most amazing people I know. Yesterday she left me a message saying she would be honored to come to Gilbert. Her schedule is so full so it will be a year. I will be working to get funding to pay for her. I have seen her have kids in the palm of her hand from kindergarten through eight grade as well as adults.
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Monday, January 2, 2017
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Saturday, December 31, 2016
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Thursday, December 29, 2016
It doesn't seem possible that 2016 is almost over. It has been an eventful year is so many ways. I have been thinking over the last few days about all that has happened this past year and the new adventure that I am embarking on in less than two weeks.
I have written about my dear friend, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch in the past. She is one of the most amazing humans I know. I had posted one of her quotes awhile back about the importance of listening. She believes that there are three things that are important in any pursuit--one of them being active listening.
I love the other two and know how important all three are to being successful in any endeavor.
""First embrace your own story, because you can not understand where you are going until you have understood where you have been. And when you think no one knows, remember YOU KNOW! So hold on to that as your measure of ethics."
"Often in our pursuit for future endeavors, we unintentionally create distance from our past. Instead, take the good things that helped contribute to who you are today and integrate that into the workplace in a positive way. For example: if you learned something in a unique and effective way, teach someone else that technique."
"Embrace the story of others."We sometimes think of diversity as us versus them, but everyone has a story."
"Letting down your guard in business is never an easy task. Besides wanting to maintain a certain professional tone, we all have our own pre-existing notions about one another-which can sometimes be a barrier that blocks us from being open to different ideas. Remember, when working together you are all on the same team! So, drop those notions and focus on combining your differences for the good of the business"
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