Tag: expectations

Getting Real: Moving Past Holiday Expectations

Tiny white lights are are twinkling on trees, joyful carols are blasting over shopping mall loudspeakers, and the kids are counting down the days – scratch that – minutes ’till the man in red arrives. You should be filled with holiday cheer, right? Instead, you just feel pressure and anxiety…and maybe even a little depressed.

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Feeling Hateful

It’s not a great day for me. I’m dreading a confrontational meeting tomorrow. So I am going to purge all of my hateful feelings in an effort to cleanse my psyche. 1. Slugs: why do they exist? All they do is eat the plants in my garden before they get a chance to grow. They

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Careers, Motherhood & Being Thirty-Something

For reasons I can’t go into in detail about right now, I have had careers on my mind. Well, mine in particular, but those of others as well. My little sister is working toward her Ph.D. in political science, and is in the process of interviewing at universities throughout the country for that coveted professor

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Wisdom Wednesday

Re-thinking Our Expectations Did you happen to catch this article from NPR? It’s entitled “Teacher Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform” and discusses evidence that teacher expectations of students really do have an influence on their performance. Interesting, to me, for several reasons. Of course, I’m interested in how this affects what I do as a

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