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4 Things I Wish I’d Done When We Began Unschooling

If I’d known then, what I know now..Document, document, document!

4 things I wish I’d done as soon as we started unschooling are:

 

1. Written in a journal every day

I wish I’d started blogging, even privately, about our learning adventures while we were in the middle of them. (I also wish I’d done this from day one. No baby book in our house!) I did some scrapbooking and haphazard journaling but it doesn’t capture all those wonderful moments. And those things I thought I would never forget? Well, I’m glad for the photos we have, but I wish I’d written the details.   Continue reading “4 Things I Wish I’d Done When We Began Unschooling”

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Creating a Roadmap for Your Journey

It’s that time of year. The season for reflecting on the year that is coming to an end and thinking ahead about how you want your next year of learning and living to look.

One of the greatest benefits I see in homeschooling and unschooling is taking the time to help our children learn to plan and reach their goals.

We can show them how you take a big dream and break it down into action steps. And how to schedule and measure the steps to evaluate your progress.

The secret of self-directed learning is keeping curiosity alive while learning how to set and carry out your goals in life.   Continue reading “Creating a Roadmap for Your Journey”

From Fear to Celebration: 5 Strategies to Transform Your Approach to Rejection

Fear of rejection and putting yourself into the world limits your ability to learn and grow. Celebrating rejection, instead of fearing it, transforms the person experiencing rejection from a victim of others choices, to the courageous chooser of opportunity. You can learn to change your mindset about fearing rejection to celebrating rejection.

As with most celebrations, celebrating rejection will make you happier. And if it still sounds impossible, there are at least five practical steps that you can take to get better at being rejected. You can choose to transform your relationship with rejection to allow yourself to bravely pursue your goals as you ask hard questions, try new things, and do what matters.  Continue reading “From Fear to Celebration: 5 Strategies to Transform Your Approach to Rejection”

6 Strategies to Help Embrace Discomfort and Challenges

We all know that life is full of challenges we can’t control, and dealing with challenges and new learning can be uncomfortable.

 

But why embrace discomfort and challenges?

 

How is that different than just “sucking it up” and powering through?

 

Embracing discomfort and challenge makes it easier to find the joy in what ever journey of learning that we’ve been given.

It helps you shift into claiming your power to ask, try and do instead of being a victim of circumstance.

Instead of gritting our teeth and bearing the negative, we can relax into acceptance and find the positive.

How do you make the switch?

Try using these mindset shifts as you allow yourself to practice embracing discomfort and find joy in the learning journey.   Continue reading “6 Strategies to Help Embrace Discomfort and Challenges”

Master the Magical 15 Minutes

 

Do you need:

  • A boost for your creative practice and confidence?
  • A spark for your creativity?
  • A tip for beginning to learn something new?
  • A trick for getting unstuck?
  • A method to postpone procrastination?
  • A tool to help your kids with learning something difficult?
  • A self-administered kick in the pants to just get on with a dreaded task?

Just last week Suzi Colpa and I were discussing these ideas with a group of women who attended our Tea and Tales event.     Continue reading “Master the Magical 15 Minutes”