Stop bullying and Start Loving ❤️💙💛💚
Bullying impacts a lot of people's lives in a very negative way. All bullies are simply insecure, vulnerable people who use bullying as a tactic to exert power over their victims. A very narcissistic, sadistic, and non-empathetic mindset.
Bullying happens everywhere and to everyone, school, workplace, even at home/amongst family. At the end of the day, people must learn to adopt a much more compassionate and gentle mentality. Resisting the urge to be negative and judgemental is absolute, a practice that everyone can master.
Don't suffer in silence, speak up, and take a stand against #bullying #antibullying
For most of us, we model respect when we are calm. But what happens when we become stressed? How does our behavior change
Do you really believe that when we punish children through taking away privileges to get them to listen to us or using stickers to force obedience that this is teaching them life skills
I believe that a lesson on behavior is pointless when we regularly demonstrate disrespect by raising our voices. For me, to successfully teach life skills to children we need to MODEL and demonstrate it daily. We need to be the change want to see
Do you agree?
This is me in 2014, age 24. I remember this year as one of the happiest years of my life. I was bright eyed and bushy tailed looking toward a future of possibilities. I was comfortable with my body. I was going to yoga 5 times a week. I had stars in my eyes, dreams in my head, and no “real bills” to pay because I was living off loans, ha. Not a care in the world and I felt like I had my life under control!
Today, I am 28. I am working full time, with a 2 hour commute. I have my own business, too. I am smack dab in the middle of publishing a book, and working extra hours non stop on a dream of mine. I am stressed about paying off student loans. I am totally unsure of what my future will look like. I don’t feel like I am in control at all. (That must mean God is)
I was talking to my mom on the phone the other day, and I said “when I was in school I was so happy, I want to feel like that again.”
I stopped myself quickly, I had almost been caught by the happiness trap! What’s the happiness trap you ask? The happiness trap means that we are striving so hard for the emotion happiness, that we discount all other positive emotions.
Sure 24 was “happy” but 28 is challenging, interesting, exhilarating, inspiring, surprising, elevating. 28 is me feeling adaptable, vulnerable and stimulated! All these things are good things even though they are not HAPPY.
I Invite you to escape the happiness trap, and tell me what other positive emotions you have felt this year that are not the emotion H A P P Y 👇🏼👇🏼
One of the best things as Martial arts instructors we can give our students is the confidence to use the techniques we show them and to have them be successful with it. Lincoln has a classmate push him down, mount him and then place his hands on Lincoln’s neck. Lincoln was able to defend himself using moves we teach and stand up at which point the other child grabbed Lincoln’s throat again. Lincoln defended himself and then yelled “(child’s name) STOP”. At which point a supervisor got involved. I am very proud of Lincoln not only passing this Real World Test but also for having the control to not get injured nor injure the other child. An extra stripe on your belt for such great work and staying calm in a stressful situation.