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Today’s Thought

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”  Source: Chris Grosser

Today Thought

“Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.  For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step our of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”  Source: M. Scott Peck

Daily Thought

“The recipe for creating anything is really quite simple. Take good or bad feelings (meaning positive or negative vibrations), bake with varying degrees of emotion to increase magnetism, and here comes what we’ve attracted, like it or not. What we have focused on, and how we have vibrated about it, is what we have gotten… from birth.”  Source: Lynn Grabhorn

Today’s Thought

“Enlist your imagination to boost your confidence. Experts believe that having solid mental practices—like picturing yourself scoring the winning goal or even going through a tough workout—can lead to greater feelings of self-assurance and prep your brain for a successful outcome. Try setting a super specific goal—be as detailed as possible and imagine that you’ve achieved it., Easy Confidence Boosters”

Take 5 Q&A: Wendy Border Gaunter, Author, Educator and Life Coach

leeIn my late night scramble to find an answer to some of my daughter’s problems, I stumbled upon Wendy Border Gauntner, the adopted mother of a Lee, a child with early adverse experiences. We both are raising a child with complicated issues, so I was immediately drawn to her book Lee and Me: What I Learned From Parenting A Child With Adverse Childhood Experiences.

In this installment of “Take 5 Q&A,” I ask the writer, educator and life coach about the lessons she learned while raising an adopted son from Korea, as well some of the strategies and therapies she found helped her family most.

Can you explain what are “adverse childhood experiences” and how that affects a child’s emotional and intellectual development?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) is a term derived from a research study published over 10 years ago by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Kaiser. It basically confirmed that young children exposed to various traumas like neglect, abuse, and loss of a parent during their developmental years are at a greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems as adults.

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How to Stop a Binge-Talker On the Spot

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Today’s Thought

“People are liked stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”  Source: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross