13 small things to simplify your workday

One of the best things I did when I decided to simplify my life was to simplify my workday — first at my day job and later, by quitting my day job, in the work I do now as a writer and entrepreneur.
I’ve eliminated most of the routine, boring, administrative tasks with a few simple principles.
These days, I have eliminated the non-essentials, and can focus on what I truly love: creating.
Not everyone can make such drastic steps toward simplicity, but if you have some control over your workday, you can do a few small things that will simplify things greatly.

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Use the Solar System jigsaw to teach and learn about space

Solar system jigsawis an interactive resource to teach about the solar system.

The activity is divided into three levels: planet, moon and hardware. => http://bit.ly/pmwem1

What did the stamp say to the envelope?

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Stick with me and we’ll go places.

Animal beatbox

What is the true call of the wild? Here we travel down a very special river and are introduced to a wide variety of the animal kingdom who all contribute their name for the sake of music.

A riddle for you/your children …

What did the stamp say to the envelope?







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Happiness is ….

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley => http://bit.ly/fRzxy2

For Young adults – The Hollow People

by Brian Keaney
 
FROM THE BOOK JACKET:
 
“Dante looked around, making sure there was no one who might overhear him. Then he leaned forward and, lowering his voice, said, ‘I still have dreams.'”

“It was the most shocking thing Bea had ever heard. ‘Dr. Sigmundus says that disturbances of the mind which come to people when they sleep are the result of a psychic illness,’ she replied.”

“It was what she had been taught at school, and for as long as she could remember.”

In Tarnegar, a sinister island where the laws of the mysterious Dr. Sigmundus hold sway, dreaming will get you locked up, branded a lunatic and a danger to all who know you.

Dante is a lowly kitchen boy. Bea is the privileged daughter of physicians. They aren’t meant to meet or share ideas or, most dangerous of all, their dreams. But with the arrival of a notorious prisoner to the island’s asylum, their worlds collide. Together they begin to question whether the promises they’ve based their lives on have been spun from lies and illusion–and if now is the time to break them.

“The Hollow People” opens a window on the unseen worlds that surround us. It is the first installment in The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus. => http://amzn.to/qP3zzS

What’s the Deal with Consequences

Whether you’re new to positive parenting or a seasoned veteran, the issue of consequences can get your head spinning. Logical versus natural versus imposed. Then there are positive and negative consequences. What is the difference between them all?
I’m going to attempt to simplify this whole consequence dilemma by giving you one secret tool.

Throw the word “consequence” entirely out of your vocabulary and replace it with the term “problem-solving.”

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From Margaret Wild – The Dream of the Thylacine (with curriculum notes)

The Dream of the Thylacine

Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks 

This arresting and beautiful picture book from Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks is a shimmering encounter with the Tasmanian tiger, a lament for a lost species, and a compelling evocation of the place of animals in Nature.

For more about the book plus acess Curriculum notes => http://bit.ly/mxTf4p