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The Unexpected Gift of Embarrassment: Lessons in Self-Compassion

The Unexpected Gift of Embarrassment: Lessons in Self-Compassion

“That was so embarrassing!” Just say the word, “embarrassing,” and everyone has a memory of something that instantly comes to mind. It is a shared human experience. It could be a face-plant in front of a middle-school crush, a remnant of food in one’s teeth discovered...

Neighborhood Nod

The Power of Storytelling in Family Bonding

The Power of Storytelling in Family Bonding

In our daily lives, stories are everywhere. They pop up on our phones, TVs, and in our conversations, filling our days with endless tales and adventures. But here's the thing: even though we're constantly surrounded by these stories, most of them don't stick around....

Teacher Talk

The Role of Mindfulness in Enhancing Academic Performance 

The Role of Mindfulness in Enhancing Academic Performance 

Have you ever tossed a stone into a still pond? The stillness is rumpled. The tranquility is broken. Human awareness is like this, too; it doesn't take much to shatter our attention. Whether it is a car horn, phone notification, doorbell, TikTok dance, or a clever...