A Simple Exercise to Encourage Successful Social Interactions for Students

A Simple Exercise to Encourage Successful Social Interactions for Students

Being social is by nature messy. The rules are vague and morph (often without fair warning) depending on a multitude of factors. Before you utter a word, you might consider who you’re with, what emotional state they (and you) show up in, what kind of interaction it is, and what is expected of you in […]

Mindful Daydreaming: Finding Your Happy Place

Mindful Daydreaming: Finding Your Happy Place

There’s a place between awake and sleep. It’s a bit dreamy, yet the laws of nature still apply. There’s a weighted presence that anchors you like the ballast on a ship as your body begins to surrender, yet you’re still lucid enough to shape a vision. We daydream all the time. It’s often what we […]

Entering Genius Territory: Improv as the Door to Belonging

Entering Genius Territory: Improv as the Door to Belonging

There are no mistakes in improv. Yippee! Hooray! We are all geniuses. At least in improv, we’re geniuses when we’re on stage. This is not a suggestion. It’s a rule. Anything you or your partner says must be accepted and responded to with a “Yes, and…” Agreeing to whatever is said and adding on to […]

Failure as Fertilizer: A Practical Way to Approach Failure

Failure as Fertilizer: A Practical Way to Approach Failure

It’s undeniable. Failure feels like sh#&. But it’s the perfect fertilizer for our growth. We feel what we feel. And failing, especially when there’s a lot invested, can bring us to our knees. We’ve all been there in one way or another. The work situation that didn’t work. The relationship that we gave our hearts […]

4 Keys to Connecting with an Autistic Person

4 Keys to Connecting with an Autistic Person

Some people are easy to get to know. After brief chit-chat you have a pretty good idea of who they are, common interests, and where they register on your potential friend meter. Other times, someone may seem a little “off” or “odd”. It seems your new acquaintance isn’t making eye contact or absorbing what you’re […]