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Why don’t elephants use cellular phones?
So the rest of the world won’t know their plans.
Interesting Fact:The bumblebee tongue (the proboscis) is a long, hairy structure that extends from a sheath-like modified maxilla. The primary action of the tongue is lapping, that is, repeated dipping of the tongue into liquid. The tip of the tongue probably acts as a suction cup and during lapping, nectar may be drawn up the proboscis by capillary action. When at rest or flying, the proboscis is kept folded under the head. The longer the tongue, the deeper the bumblebee can probe into a flower and bees probably learn by experience which flower source is best-suited to their tongue length. Bees with shorter proboscides, like Bombus bifarius, have a more difficult time foraging nectar relative to other bumblebees with longer proboscides; to overcome…
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A few years after I got my feet wet teaching, I read Robert Fulghum’s book, All I ReallyNeed To Know I Learned in Kindergarten. That had a profound influence on my career. His opening essay seemed to take all the stars in the sky and bring them to earth in a simple package; for me it validated what I was learning, and how I was teaching children.
I knew that the ‘little things’ mattered the most, because they were really the big things in life. I felt renewed, and I followed my common sense and also my heart in teaching. I paid close attention to children and I began to become a child myself. That made me human to children. In that way, I could truly teach. And I do.
Here is his essay:
Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
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I love this expression! It’s a reminder for the analytic and results-oriented part of me to share time with that other part that celebrates exploration, learning, creativity and connection. That while there are always problems to be solved and things we can improve or perfect, that there is so much more to us. And that if we get in touch with our gifts – and keep building on them – we can do great things.
If we can find a way to invite that personal, relational creative side to come alongside and join the solution-oriented analytic side – wow! amazing things happen. Unstoppable! But you have to open the gift and then bring it into your life – with your family and friends, with your colleagues and leaders, in your community.
- wouldn’t it seem silly for a prince or princess to try to slay a dragon, but leave their sword in…
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At the beginning of this year, I joined the gym. Again. I was more optimistic about it this time, since both of my kids were now in daycare a few days a week, so I had a bit more time.
At the same time, I was actively working on songwriting projects with and for other artists and bands. Most are in genres that are not my natural comfort zone, so I decided to listen to playlists of music in those genres while working out.
And I had the most astounding experience:
All of my best and most creative ideas came to me while working out at the gym. There is a magical alchemy in the combination of listening to music, thinking about songwriting, and having oxygen pumping through my brain. There is also something going on with doing bilateral physical action that seems to connect and synthesize cognitive processes in…
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This is 21st Century. We are all busy all the time. We have to chase different targets & goals that have been set by the modern society. If we don’t perform well, we will be out of the race.
What you think are the crucial factors to win the race?
–Passion? Motivation? Dedication? Knowledge? Skills? Hard work?
— All the above are important provided that you are physically and mentally fit.
Unless you are mentally fit, in-spite of having all the required skills, motivation and hard work, you won’t be able to perform well.
Mental Health is important to achieve life goals
There is no achievement without goals,
Mental focus is required to achieve the goals,
You cannot focus well unless you are mentally fit,
Therefore, Mental Health is crucial to achieve the goals!!
Mental Health is as important as physical health. Mentally healthy people can do…
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As I walked into the woods today the light was already dancing,
filtered through the leaves,
pulling my spirit closer,
into the healing.
I stood for a long time
at rest, confident,
that I was part of the earth now,
of the light dancing.
Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, 2019, ancient skies
Note: From my archives.