Resources for Everyone

Heres are resources to help build effective communications with others, express acknowledgement and demonstrate appreciation, offer support and encouragement, understand different personality types, identify and build healthy friendships, set and maintain healthy boundaries, and take care of yourself in your relationships with others.

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 Articles, handouts, and blogs

8 Ways To Start Being Your Authentic Self
11 Ways To Know If Your Relationship Is Toxic
37 Ways to Spread Love On Random Acts Of Kindness Day (& Every Other Day, Too!)
An Alternative to Advice Giving: Asking questions to guide problem solving
Bearing Witness: Support for Children in Crisis
Behavior Profiles and Power
Bully-Proofing Kids by Dr. Michele Borba (written for parents with tips useful for adults)
Certificate Download to acknowledge your Angels in Disguise
Certificate Download to offer The Gift of Service
The Challenge of Setting Boundaries
Checklist: Characteristics of Healthy Parent-Child Relationships
Creating a Safe Emotional Environment for Kids (and Others)
Creating Kindness
Dealing with Difficult Colleagues
Dimensions of Gratitude
Does Your Confidence Propel or Sabotage You?
Examples of Some New Ways of Thinking
Finding a Safe Adult: Advice for Kids (and the adults who care about them)
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Friendships
I-Messages: The Handout
It’s Only Disrespect if I Think It’s Disrespect
Magic Sentences for Effective Communication
Making Someone Wrong: What does that really mean?
Motivation vs. Manipulation
My Parents Don’t Trust Me!
Myers-Briggs Personality Types
Myers-Briggs Scales and Categories
The Myth of the Self-Esteem “Myth”
Non-Supportive Responses to Avoid: Yes, these really do make things worse!
Perfectionism vs. The Healthy Pursuit of Excellence

Playing Well with Others: Not all it’s cracked up to be
The Power of Discouragement
A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime by Misty Hall
The School as a Dysfunctional Family (Systems dysfunction)
Stop Telling Me How Lucky I Am!
Stress-Producing Obstacles in Relationships
Supportive Alternatives for Dealing with Other People’s Problems and Feelings
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: The importance of meaningful feedback
Ways to be a More Conscious Parent
Ways to be an Effective Mentor
What’s So Hard about Win-Win?
What’s Wrong with I-Messages?
Your Personal Learning Preferences


Book: The Perfection Deception
Book: The Book of Article Reprints
Book: Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity
Book: Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference

Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates to easily show appreciation for others. Available in multiple languages.


See list of podcast topics.


Are Your Colleagues Driving you Crazy? Building Bridges with Difficult People in Your Life
Boundaries 101: From Basic to Black-Belt Self-Care Techniques
The Perfection Deception: Why trying to be perfect is sabotaging your relationships, making you sick, and holding your happiness hostage.
Secrets of Successful Mentorship: Practical Ideas for Great Leaders

Related Links

See our complete list of podcasts with topics for educators, parents, and the general public.

“Pads” on the Back Templates: Free downloads with messages of recognition and appreciation in multiple languages.

Other resources for everyone.

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