Fun fact: scientists don't believe that sharks attack humans to eat us. Rather, they bite us out of curiosity about what kind of animal we are - kind of like how dogs like to sniff new friends, only a lot more deadly. When swimming in open water, avoid sharks by steering clear of areas with large groups of fish. A flock of sea birds diving towards the water is a good indicator that there are lots of soon-to-be-shark prey in that area. If you DO get attacked by a shark, don’t back down; a strong blow to its gills or eye will usually force it to retreat. Punching its nose can also work, but a shark’s nose is also right above is mouth, so, I mean… yeah, you know.
This week our fourth cohort of girls will officially graduate from the Global Give Back Circle IT and life skills program. Yes! A special graduation ceremony will bring together partners, local community, and leaders from the national government to celebrate the girls and their accomplishments. The girls will also have an opportunity to showcase all that they have been learning and making (beadwork included). Stay tuned for more photos!
In the Public Manners Class yesterday, we worked on keeping training real :) which of course is what the classes are designed for. Every dog-owner team had a list of tasks they had to complete. Here's Mikkin and Munchkin figuring out 'how to manage your dog when your shoe lace comes off'. Boy! Am I so very proud of them? Like I always say, Dog Training is not just about sits and downs. It's about navigation life with your dog. It's about working as a team in the daily situations we face when we are out and about. At D For Dog our goal is not just imparting life skills to dogs but also giving adequate tools to our clients to work through everyday situations. Check out classes at DForDogTraining.com #dfordog#dfordogtraining#dogtraining#groupclasses#puppytraining#publicmanners#lifeskills#trainedwithoutpain
Sometimes as a stay at home mom I find my days are on repeat. Coffee, cook, clean, run errands, cook, eat, clean, sleep repeat. I am sure many people can relate to this some days. #repeatworkday . It is times like today when I really understand my role as a mother, care provider, and a person. We harvested tomatoes 🍅from our garden, that me and my children planted, took care of, harvested and cleaned all with natural products. Showing my children how to grow, care for, and provide for themselves is a skill. Something that will carrying them through their lives. This can easily be taken for granted and a true life skill I want my children to understand. #teachthemyoung#lifeskills#naturefirst#loveourearth 🌍 I would have included the tomatoes in the picture, but by the time I got my camera only the stems where left 😆
How can you let go of something that is troubling you? You just have to find out how it is helping you...
When I speak with people online, a common theme is that people experience a certain fear or behaviour or grievance that they wish to let go of, but for some reason, they can’t. They feel that now it is just uncomfortable, as if they don’t want to experience it any more, but somehow it keeps coming back and creating pain for them or holding them back. What is the solution?
Find out how your fear or limiting behaviour or thought pattern is actually helping you. Sit down and feel the energy, and ask what it does for you, or what it DID for you. Someone might be experiencing a huge fear of an upcoming exam. When asking why it is there, the answer they get inside is that it helps them to work harder and be more prepared…
We aren’t sure yet if that is really true, but we can only go with what comes up, so we assume it to be true for a moment…
If it is true that the fear is helping them to work harder and ultimately achieve a better result, then surely this energy should be thanked? Surely this energy is a useful, helpful thing that is not at all an enemy. The person can then directly thank the energy for helping them, for being a useful guide, and then a transformation starts to happen…
When a certain energy inside is no longer turned into an enemy, when it is no longer resisted and called such a bad thing, then suddenly it is no longer a problem. It is no longer some annoying thing that is always troubling you and wasting your energy. All of a sudden the hardness around it leaves, its sense of magnitude diminishes, and it is no longer a painful thing. It just is...
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I don't speak Minecraft and I'm not a fan of video games or lots of screen time. Some days he reads all day and doesn't ask...others he speeds through what's required in order to play. What I DO love and CAN get behind...reading the Mine raft books and taking those instructions and building to spec something new. Hearing him talk excitedly about what he accomplished after hearing him giggle at the results is priceless. .
Technology is going to be a very real part of his life. Forever. I would rather teach him how to transition from virtual to real, help him identify symptoms of fatigue, and moderation for a lifetime of healthy screen time. We talk about addiction. We talk about unplugging. We talk about social skills and connection. If I can help him with those #lifeskills today...he is better off tomorrow!!
That's a wrap for our kids camp! What an awesome week and amazing show these guys put on! We do a Q & A after the show with our audience. They asked what these students learned during the week. One student said "I learned how to breathe and calm myself so when I get angry at my brothers I stay calm" WHATTTT!! That's what it's about :) Another student said "I learned that it's ok to make mistakes and that my voice should be heard". YES, YES, YES!!!
This is WHY we do what we do. Our programs go above and beyond just Improv, they teach powerful life skills! .
There are two qualities that make a fantastic public speaker - enthusiasm and credibility. David Attenborough is a perfect example of the power of the latter. When you switch TV channels at home, if you ever land on a wildlife documentary and you hear his authoritative voice over the narration, the programme is instantly given the highest possible level of credibility. In contrast, if you hear a different voice, perhaps of a famous actor even, it's nowhere near as powerful and can even make you doubt the credibility of what's being said (or maybe it's just me). Either way, it's safe to say that voice has brought Mr Attenborough much greater acclaim than any naturalist could ever expect.
LOVE hearing this kiddo read!!! When he came to my class he couldn't read or consistently identify letters... and he told me not to bother trying to teach him because he wasn't interested!! 😲 Now listen to him!!! 😍😍😍
Teaching children about financial literacy is very important if you want them to grow up to be financially responsible adults. Kids will take a greater interest in financial literacy if the topic is engaging and fun. However, nothing is more important than making open money conversations a regular part of their upbringing! https://preparemykid.com/course/financial-literacy/ #Homeschooling#LifeSkills#FinancialLiteracy#SchoolTricks#CollegeSecrets
Staff appreciation post! We are now in week 4 of summer camps! It's been an amazing past 3 weeks thanks to all of our staff and campers. Thank you to all of our hardworking directors, counselors, attendants who continuously put our campers first. You all are stars ✨ #teamtamwood
OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. #mspaint was a huge part of my childhood. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 "Paint has always been there for us." No truer words. #Repost @guardian (@get_repost)
RIP Microsoft Paint 1985 - 2017. The iconic software is set to disappear later this year as part of a Windows 10 update. Paint has always been there for us. For many millions, it was the first introduction to drawing or painting with a mouse on a computer, as well as creating slightly ropey-looking copy and paste collages.