January 31, 2016
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By Dawn C. Moulton
Reflections - Getting To Know Self Have you been paying attention to your thoughts and actions? A few years ago, I started paying attention to my thoughts. I couldn't believe what was going on in my head! I felt guilty about my thoughts. I attributed those thoughts to who I am and I was not happy with myself. What kind of person am I? I questioned. After I got over the shock of, what the heck, I began to notice some of my thoughts were bizarre, random, didn't reflect how I really feel. They had nothing to do with how I live my life. Then I got it, my thoughts are not who I am. The next thing I did was observe my actions. Have you ever seen ants when you pour water on them, scurrying away in a hurry? That's what my actions reminded me of. I was always in a hurry. Get in the bathroom, 10 seconds later, I am wondering what time it is. I am brushing my teeth wondering what I am going to have for breakfast, what I am going to wear, what time is it, again, what's the weather like outside, any and everything that has nothing to do with the simple act of brushing my teeth. I noticed, when I am doing something, I am usually not paying attention to what I am doing. So, I started paying attention to how I feel when doing the thing I am actually doing. Talk about interesting. When I paid attention I noticed a lot of interesting things. I started by paying attention when I brush my teeth. Well, not everyday but when I do pay attention, I notice if I am brushing in a circular.....read more
August 30, 2015
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By Shirley F. Moulton -- Written for International Positive Education Network (IPEN) Blog  8-28-2015
Everyone yearns to be happy regardless of where you were born – it’s a universal longing – it’s innate. So who is responsible for our happiness or our positivity? I recently travelled to Bali from New York City with 14 family members — 6 of who were young adults. We had daily conversations with the young people about the need to ‘get a good education’ – and tried to figure out what that meant. We pondered what determined a successful life. We discussed the high statistics on depression in college students and worried whether this would impact our kids. We debated the meaning and value of character and well-being and talked extensively about the amount of pressure parents put on their kids to succeed – telling them “we only want you to be happy” — yet succeeding to them ‘really’ meant getting top grades, getting into a top university and landing a well paying job. At the crux of the debate with the young adults they confirmed that their happiness and their social and emotional well-being were the most important ‘things’ they wanted to achieve in life. Yes, they wanted to succeed academically, but not at the expense of their well-being, joy and a meaningful life. We concluded that the responsibility for delivering happiness and positivity should be a team effort – it should not rest solely with schools. It should begin in schools, as early as Pre-K but should be pervasive in all aspects and stages of a life – in college, at work, at.....read more

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