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Aug 03rd


Parents help to set the value of education

Parents help to set the value of educationStudent progress reports will be sent out soon. This will be the first indicator of how your student is performing. It has been proven that parent participation is the factor that makes the difference. Parents' active involvement with their child's education at home and school brings great rewards and can have a significant impact on their child's life. Parents, grandparents, and people of influence are instrumental in helping each child succeed.

Motivational Moments: Set time limit for goals

Motivational Moments: Set time limit for goalsThis week I decided to take some quality time and lock myself away so I can work on my next goal. That goal is to finish my third book before the end of the year. Sometimes you have to put a time limit on your goals. A goal without a time limit is just a goal that can set in the back of your mind forever.

Evaluating your relationship season

Evaluating your relationship seasonThe season is changing right before our eyes. Leaves are falling, days are getting shorter, and temperatures are dropping. Relationships have their season as well, and it is similar to what you would expect to see in nature. Whether it is the fall, winter, spring or summer, they all require change and adjustments. The sooner you are able to determine the season you are in, the easier it is to make the right type of adjustment. Here are a few seasonal tips to live by.

Motivational Moments: Finding your true calling

Motivational Moments: Finding your true callingAre you living your true passion? Do you work a job that you feel you were called to do? Not many of us are able to say that we are living a life filled with all the amazing things we thought we would be doing. I remember when I was young how I flipped through all types of careers that I thought I wanted to have. I once wanted to be a fashion designer, and after that I thought I wanted to be a teacher, then a nurse. Finally, I found my true calling!

A community's response to homelessness

A community's response to homelessnessEach night, approximately 9,000 individuals in Minnesota experience homelessness. Of the 9,000 individuals who experience homelessness each night, about 7,000 are "fortunate" enough to receive shelter from a variety of homeless service providers across the state, according to a number of quarterly shelter surveys conducted by the Department of Human Services over the past few years. Worse yet, neither of these numbers include the hundreds of individuals who spend the night in a place not meant for human habitation, such as under a bridge or in a car. Children and unaccompanied youth regularly account for nearly half of those sheltered and turned away.

Motivational Moments: Look at where you are today

Motivational Moments: Look at where you are todayToday I want you to think about how wonderful your life is right now! I want you to give "Thanks" for all of the wonderful things you have been blessed with. Think about all of the life lessons that you've learned along the way and how amazing your journey has been thus far. I am not saying that your road was easy, but look at where you are now and where you used to be.

A reminder to reset your emotional clock

A reminder to reset your emotional clockEvery year about this time, I share my insight on the need to reset your emotional clock. With the holidays approaching coupled with year-end and New Year resolutions, the need to be emotionally strong is essential. What do you do when you get overwhelmed? How do you deal with the stress and the pressure that each day brings? Every day, a little more pressure is added to your emotional reservoir. Every day it gets closer to capacity. You must learn to reset your emotional clock and refresh your spiritual reservoir.
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