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Get Rid of the Bully Now!

Get Rid of the Bully Now!

Many of us simply do not know what to do when someone is picking on us. We are made to feel weak in the presence of someone who bullies us. Here are some strategies to help you take control and stop your bully!

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Forgive your Bully

Forgive your Bully

Forgiveness is the path to freedom. Holding onto hate will only enslave you. I have heard from so many people about their horrid tales of being bullied when they were young. There is no doubt that being bullied is incredibly damaging. This person has been so cruel to...

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Mindfulness is Easy

Mindfulness is Easy

Everyone is talking about mindfulness as if it is difficult to learn and separate from our daily life. The truth is that developing a practice isn’t complicated. It's primarily a way of being - of living each moment, more awake. Mindfulness as a Way of Life written by...

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Letting that Freak Flag fly!

Letting that Freak Flag fly!

This blog post might be met with pushback. Readers might feel that this is victim blaming, and while you might be right, the intention is to protect those kids from the constant exclusion and bullying they face on a regular basis. Let's be clear - I don't blame kids...

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This Too Shall Pass – Fostering Mindful Resilience in Teens

This Too Shall Pass – Fostering Mindful Resilience in Teens

This past summer, while teaching summer school, I decided to truly teach mindfulness to a group of fifteen-year-olds. Writing a book for high school teachers on how to develop a practice in any class means that I had to walk the walk, or at least, silence the room....

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The Chill Factor

The Chill Factor

Whenever I'm involved in something truly remarkable I get chills. Literally. I tend to feel them moving up and down my body at some pivotal, transformative moment with others.  This kind of moment occurred during the final session of a four-week Bullying Buster...

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Sticks And Stones Empowers Girls By DOVE

Sticks And Stones Empowers Girls By DOVE

I’ve met with many young girls who are being targeted by their peers through hurtful comments about their appearance. Striking out at a girl regarding her appearance is the easiest way to dis-empower her. Most girls will take the insults in without much of a fight;...

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Practicing Positivity – 11 Simple “To-Dos”

Practicing Positivity – 11 Simple “To-Dos”

We are born with the propensity to either be more positive or more negative. That said, with enough practice we can alter our reactions so that they are more positive. A common desire that we all share is the desire to be happy – and so, by practicing these 11 tools...

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Epiphanies Shape Our Thoughts

Epiphanies Shape Our Thoughts

In order to facilitate a culture of curiosity we can provide students with opportunities to open their minds to questions and discussions about who they are and what they believe. Epiphanies usually come from curious minds.  Once experienced, our minds are opened up a...

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Hello! It’s Jodi, founder of Imperative Education. You know, ever since I can remember I’ve been interested in how people communicate… how relationships are formed. At McGill University, I studied Communications so that I could take this focus from intuition to fact, and from serious interest to passion. I decided to become a teacher, like so many, to make a difference and that initial goal hasn’t paled at all throughout the years ... more

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