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The Real You is the Best You

Teaching to Personality Types

Tearing your hair out. Daily battles. Kids who “forget” what they learned yesterday. Home educating has challenges that can strain the patience of even the most saintly mother. When you are also trying to work, raise a toddler, get the laundry and shopping done, deal...

When Emotions Are Out of Control

The door slammed behind me as I stomped out the door, jumped into the car and drove away fuming. The same old argument with my husband with the same old results. The anger was so intense it felt like I simply could not stay in the same house with him without...

Want Less Stress? Stop Fighting Reality

Living in the present, or The Now as Ekhart Tolle termed it, is the only way to live in reality. Past and future do not exist except as memories and concepts in our mind. Need proof? Name one thing you can do in either the past of the future. You can name a memory of...

The Message Behind Emotions

  Learning to listen to your intuition.   Uncomfortable emotions feel like monsters hiding in the shadows waiting to pounce. They can seem uncontrollable. Often people say “It’s just how I am” as if emotions are hardwired into our brain before birth. In...

Teaching Tips

Teaching TipsBelow you will find links to all of my favorite resources to teach any subject to any child. Click here for immediate access to a mini ebook full of quick ideas to spice up math lessons and inspire reluctant learners.  Khan Academy An enormous free...

Personality Types

There are many different tests online to help you pinpoint your personality type, also known as temperament. Some have as many as sixteen different types. This kind of depth and complexity can be useful for understanding a lot about ourselves. It also infers there are...

Personality Type Mini Test

This is a short and simple personality test meant to give you a general idea of your style. One of the pitfalls to personality tests is the tendency to want an absolutely clear, complete picture of ourselves. This is not possible nor necessarily desirable. Who we are...

Peaceful Compassionate Personality

This personality is perfectly represented by Pooh Bear. Pooh is the heart of the Hundred Acre Woods, and for good reason. He loves everyone and they love him. He accepts others for who they are, rarely complains and just radiates good humor and gentle kindness. No...

The Organizer

Eeyore, also known as the melancholy personality type is our organizer. He is the careful thinker, the one who takes his time and looks at all the angles before making a decision. I don't particular care for the term “melancholy” to describe this personality because...

The Take Charge Personality

Kids who try to run the household almost from birth have a unique gift of leadership. The take-charge personality reminds me of Rabbit, from Winnie the Pooh stories. Rabbit shares the high energy top half of the Temperament Chart with Tigger, but is over in the right...

Hyper Active or Hyper Gifted?

Understanding the Sanguine Tigger personality Sanguines bring color and energy into the world. Without sanguines, the rest of us would be a bit more drab, a bit less fun. Sanguine means blood, or a blood red color. Our blood carries the oxygen that fuels our bodies....

In times of crisis are you a leader or a follower?

In times of crisis are you a leader or a follower?

When Chicken Little cried the sky is falling, most of the animals panicked with her because they, like most humans, were followers. Leaders take the time to ask questions, to dig deeper, to check their emotions and use them as data to consider, not as a master to...

The Monster Stealing Your Confidence

The Monster Stealing Your Confidence

Does advertising undermine our confidence and keep us from pursuing our life purpose? This is an idea I'm toying with. Ads are targeted at our weaknesses. The advertisers know if they can push our emotional buttons and connect with where we feel insecure or lacking we...

Do You Feel Like a Failure?

Do You Feel Like a Failure?

My sweet friend wrote to me and confessed she feels she is failing at every aspect of her life. How often we all feel that way! There are days when our life feels wasted and fruitless, we fail to live up to our own expectations. In truth, nothing I do in and of my...

3 Simple Truths that Can Revitalize Your Relationships

3 Simple Truths that Can Revitalize Your Relationships

There are three main components to an exceptional relationship: expectations, trust, and communication. Understanding the personality type of your family, friends and co-workers will help you in all three areas. Expectations Everyone comes into a relationship, whether...

Overcoming Our Weaknesses

Overcoming Our Weaknesses

Why? Why do we spend so much time and effort in overcoming and improving the areas where we are the most weak? For some reason, starting with elementary school, we are directed toward "areas in need of improvement". Job reviews, school report cards, and our...

Exceptional Life – Simplified

Exceptional Life – Simplified

I was reading Michael Hyatt's exceptional blog recently. The post was on 10 mistakes leaders should avoid. He had great insights, based on his own years as a leader in business. He listed things like avoiding pride, always do business with integrity, choose your...

Your Life Has Meaning. Find it Now

Your Life Has Meaning. Find it Now

The problem is most of us don't even know how to define a meaningful life, so how do we find one? Other people seem to have them: famous authors and athletes, humanitarians, missionaries, philanthropists, the homeschool mom of 6 who works the family ranch, runs a...

The Ultimate Comeback to Get Rid of Critics Once and For all.

The Ultimate Comeback to Get Rid of Critics Once and For all.

If I believe something to be absolutely, indisputably true, then no matter what anyone else says about it, I am not affected. People can criticize homeschooling all they want. It won’t bother me, it won’t put me on the defensive, it won’t get a rise of emotion out of...

12 Tips for Finding Joy

12 Tips for Finding Joy

1 – God loves you. Yes, you. Personally, unconditionally and with unbridled delight. No matter what you did or didn’t do in the past. No matter what you do today, or don’t get done tomorrow. He knows all about it and He still love you. The real you. 2 – You are hereby...

God’s comfort

God’s comfort

The Lord is good. At all times. He cannot be anything less than good because it is not just something He does, or an attitude He has adopted. He IS good; just as you are male or female. It is something you are, not a role you play or a job you do. In the same way God...

When God doesn’t answer prayers

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that when God answers prayers sometimes He says yes, sometimes no and sometimes the answer is “not now” But we’ve missed the most common answer of all. Often when we pray, God’s response is “come to me.” “But God” we whine, “that’s not...

Wondering Where God is in your Life?

I read a number of Christian blogs and I’ve noticed an interesting trend. When issues such as evolution, abortion, same sex marriage, or hyper-sexed women’s fashions come up, anyone who expresses a strong biblical position is immediately hacked to death and insulted...

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