Inspiration and Positivity

Resources for everyone!

This is where you’ll find the good stuff that isn’t specifically oriented to educators or parents. This section offers resources on gratitude, optimism, staying in present time, kindness, staying hopeful and positive, looking for the good stuff, noticing the beauty around you, and finding silver linings during difficult times. Although some of the resources may include material originally written for these audiences, the content of the links below have a wider relevance and appeal.

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 Articles, handouts, and blogs

8 Ways to Live in Gratitude
8 Ways To Start Being Your Authentic Self
15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy
15 Ways to Live Optimistically
36 Things You can Do to Feel Great
An Alternative to Advice Giving: Asking questions to guide problem solving
Another Perfectionism Statistic
Back to the Future? Not so Much, Thank You
Bloom’s Taxonomy Applied: Challenging yourself to think beyond the basics
Certificate Download to acknowledge your Angels in Disguise
Certificate Download to offer The Gift of Service
The Challenge of Setting Boundaries
Creating Kindness
The Dignity Stance
Dimensions of Gratitude
Gratitude: More than Just an Attitude
How to Stay Stressed
Perfectionism vs. The Healthy Pursuit of Excellence
Picking up the Pieces: Reclaiming our Essence
The Power of Discouragement
Silver Linings: The up side of down times
Starting Over is Not Failure
Staying Positive in the Face of Negativity and Horror
Thank You, Mrs. Mather
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: The importance of meaningful feedback
Wonder all Around (from Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity)


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

Articles: Individual article reprints for educators, counselors, parents, and general interest.

Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates in multiple languages


The Adversity Connection with Dan Deigan
An Attitude of Gratitude with Judy Lawrence, M.S.Ed.


Are Your Colleagues Driving you Crazy? Building Bridges with Difficult People in Your Life
Boundaries 101: From Basic to Black-Belt Self-Care Techniques
Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity: An Abundance of Gratitude
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
So You Want to Write a Book? Sharing your Passion, Ideas, and Voice with the World
The Soft-Drink Dilemma: Finding Win-Win Solutions in a Win-Lose World
What’s a Purchase Order? Confessions of an Accidental CEO

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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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