Pheletant the Elephant
Once a week I go into my son’s class and do reading with the kids. For 40 mins a week, I sit with a child at a time, helping them to practice their reading and get their head around new words and increasingly complex sentences. No, this is not about me, you can relax. Reading with them is a really nice experience. The kids are excited to get time out of class, I get to help the kids and it feels pretty good to do something for others. However, recently, someone asked me if I did it as a way of keeping tabs on my son and how he was doing compared to others. It was a fair enough question I suppose, but the truth is, no, I do not go to keep tabs. See, here’s the thing. Irrespective

A lot of successful individuals, athletes and business people alike often discuss how they saw in their minds eye what they were going to achieve long before they achieved it. This is because they are motivated by moving towards a goal “I will be the next President”. Some, admittedly, are motivated by moving away from a goal “I will never be poor again”. However, what we have found is that when you move away from a goal, once you achieve that goal, you stop.

Losing weight (goal) because I no longer want to be fat (moving away) means that as soon as you lose some weight, you’ve achieved your goal and can stop

Our thoughts affect our breathing pattern, muscle tension, posture, facial expression and feelings. Truly, they do. Go ahead, think of something hilariously funny and you begin to laugh. Think of someone whose death is a sad loss to you and your eyes may begin to water. Think now of a stranger in your house in the middle of the night and your heart starts to pump much faster, adrenaline flows, and blood is mobilized from digestion and other activities to the extremities of your body so you are ready to act. You may even sweat! These are just some examples to show the influence your mind has over your body.

The Proof is in the Pudding

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From Me

I just really want to help children feel better about themselves and their lives in their journey through childhood.