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Wellness Wednesday August 12th, 2020: PERSPECTIVE

How do you see? We’ve been posing that question to students and adults for 20 years. By ‘see’ we mean how we think about something, our beliefs, our point of view, our perspective. We have used the Frame as a tool to understand our perspective or how we see something....

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Wellness Wednesday August 5th, 2020: Power Awareness

I’ve always been inspired by Anne Sullivan, the teacher of Helen Keller. Recently I learned more about the overwhelming challenges she experienced in her young life: At the age of 5 she contracted trachoma which left her partially blind and without reading or writing...

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Wellness Wednesday, July 22, 2020: COMFORT and RISK

I just had a phone visit with my dear 80-year-old Aunt Bonnie. Several times during the call she shared with me what she and Uncle Dick are ‘comfortable’ or ‘uncomfortable’ doing or places they are ‘comfortable’ or ‘uncomfortable’ going. Covid-19 has certainly...

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Wellness Wednesday July 15, 2020: THE POWER OF BELONGING

Without a doubt, belonging is a basic human need. We experience belonging when we are accepted by others for being our True Self. When we don’t experience belonging, youth and adults often have an alternate plan…fitting in. We try to fit in by changing something about...

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Wellness Wednesday July 8, 2020: INSPIRATION

You may be familiar with the old Cherokee who was teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It’s a terrible fight between two wolves. One is a bad wolf. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity,...

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Wellness Wednesday July 1, 2020: The Power of ONE

At Top 20 Training we have always valued the Power of ONE…one teacher, one principal, one student, one parent. One person can make wonderful things happen. But even more powerful is when we gather many people who become ONE. When several people all face in the same...

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Wellness Wednesday June 24, 2020: Lead with Curiosity

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s the lack of curiosity that will do us in. Centuries ago, Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Curiosity is the mental habit that helps us to examine…to wonder, to ponder, to question, to search, to...

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Wellness Wednesday June 17, 2020: Honor the Absent

If I had to give one reason for whatever success our Top 20 team has had during the 20 years of our existence, I would without hesitation say trust. We have not always agreed with each other. In fact, we have often disagreed with each other. But we have always trusted...

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Wellness Wednesday, June 10, 2020: “How are you feeling?”

Although that question is often asked, it’s not often answered…at least not really answered. As one who grew up in an Italian family, the question didn’t have to be asked. Whatever was felt was expressed…from the affection of my grandfather to the chronic negativity...

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