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Are Special Education Students Being Written Off?

I don't think this is happening intentionally. But it is happening.Special education students (SpEd students) are being written off almost entirely by many teachers in the general education setting.There are some GenEd teachers who have an incredible ability to change their lessons to meet SpEd students where they are, while also maintaining the passion...
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Change

3 Steps To Letting Go Of Problems

You’ve told yourself time and time again that you would never again drink too many mimosas at Sunday brunch, eat half a bag of cookies in one sitting, procrastinate on your taxes until April 14th, or get involved with shady characters. And at the time you really meant it. Yet, you still find yourself repeating the...
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Hope

Today I Love Still Being Alive

Coffee to goToday I love still being alive in all the ways one can be alive. I love being spirited if not spiritful. I love being full of life, spry, zestful. I love being cognizant of my life, alert to it, eager for it, bustling with determined activity....
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Mental Health

A Greater Cause

"Oh but ain't that America, for you and me, Ain't that America, we're something to see baby, Ain't that America, home of the free, yeah, Little pink houses for you and me, oh...
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General

6 Ways to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

“Sometimes I think I need a spare heart to feel all the things I feel.” — Sanober Khan I felt her agony and loneliness as if it were my own. Even as I write that sentence, my eyes well up and heaviness fills my heart. Then, I’m reminded to
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General

Insights into Loneliness

Experts are warning us that we are in midst of a loneliness epidemic. In fact, the U.K. has recently appointed a minister of loneliness to deal with what Prime Minister Theresa May says is a “sad reality of modern life.” Our mobile society (with people increasingly moving away from family
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Conflict Resolution

Chappaquiddick: An Epic Tragedy

In the new movie, Chappaquiddick, directed by John Curren, written by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan and starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy, we have an old-fashioned tragic drama of the kind that has been missing from the American cinema scene for years.In particular, what has been missing from the...
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Career Strategy

Screenwriter’s Mindset: Adapt An Article

True stories are a great place to look for movie ideas. One great thing about finding stories in newspaper or magazine articles is that the rights are generally affordable for the average screenwriter.Unlike books and plays, newspaper and magazine articles don't get the attention of producers like Scott Rudin or Jerry Bruckheimer. If you find an...
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General

Why People Have Different Senses of Bodily Space

Where does your body end and the external world begin? Your brain is calibrated to always be thinking about that question. If it wasn’t, you would be constantly bumping into things, and navigating the physical world would be difficult. But different people draw the borders around their bodies in slightly
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General

ADHD Symptoms Can Go With Both Binge Eating and Restrictive Eating

ADHD symptoms have a direct relationship with disordered eating behaviors including binge eating and restrictive eating, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry. In the study, researchers in the United Kingdom looked at whether people with ADHD tend to engage in both disinhibited (binge) eating on one
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General

Keep It Up

But failing is just not succeeding ... yetPeople with ADHD are sometimes wildly successful, and more often not.Why is that?Well, the more often not part has many explanations. We get distracted, don't get to appointments, can't manage time, act and react impulsively rather than in a calculated manner.Yeah, I...
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Books

How to Dig Through Your Dreams

Many of us dismiss our nighttime dreams. After all, many of us can't even remember them. As soon as we wake up, we're focused on what time it is, what we're doing and where we're going. Our minds gravitate toward our to-do lists, and there's pretty much no going back. It's like the...
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Hope

Today I Love Beginnings

Bright new beginningToday I love beginnings, beginnings of days, beginnings of friendships, beginnings of new adventures and projects, tiny things like a new book to read, or and vast and massive life changes like where to live and with whom. I love when I am too busy to get...
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- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

Can Chocolate Actually Help Anxiety or Depression? The Mood Affect

Chocolate As A Mood Stabilizer Does chocolate affect our mood? Okay, I shared a few 2010 studies on Chocolate Myth post.  Yes, chocolate and depression connections continue to be studied.  The last one I read was titled: "Too much chocolate can make men depressed, study finds" published in the UK. Scientists found that men who consumed more than 67 grams ( ounces) of sugar per day increased their risk of mood...
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Communication

5 Ways Courage Can Help You Live a Life You Love

Courage feels big, doesn't it? When we think of courage we often pull up images of unbelievable strength, conquering impossible obstacles or climbing to the peak of the mountain with our flag in hand. What about the everyday? Many of the experiences you and I walk through require us to be courageous and to show up...
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Living with ADHD

Good Days, Bad Days and ADHD

On a good day, people with ADHD have symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. ADHD isn’t a mental health condition where we go through "episodes" of having symptoms and then other times when we’re relatively symptom-free.
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