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Through the Eyes of an Educator: Finding footing amidst a shifting ground

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Oct 05, 2020 / 0 comments

My Mom remembers where she was when President Kennedy was assassinated. I can tell you where I was in the early hours of September 11th. And most recently, for many of us, we can tell you exactly where we were when the news of the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg was announced. Sometimes the ground literally feels like it's shifting directly beneath our feet, the weight of the entire world feels as if it's crushing on those tiny shoulders, and it seems nearly impossible to even remember to breathe.

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Influencers + Travel Writers: How to Win More Brand Collaborations – Even Now

If you’re finding it challenging to land new brand collaborations amidst our new normal, then it’s time to rethink your approach. As an influencer, you have a lot to offer beyond your following–you just need to change the conversation

Influencers + Travel Writers: How to Win More Brand Collaborations – Even Now.

Music for honoring and nurturing connection

by Kerry Dexter /
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Sep 21, 2020 / 0 comments

Connection: sharing ideas, sharing stories, sharing time with friends and family is a powerful and lasting aspect of life. Connection with acquaintances and people less well known also has its place in creating and sharing community.

In challenging and shifting times, honoring and nurturing connection, in whatever ways might be safe and available, are healing and grounding things to do.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Cultivating understanding, patience, & compassion to navigate this school year

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Sep 07, 2020 / 0 comments

It’s September. Traditionally, we’re talking about student schedules, managing our time, how to embrace kindness in those new and often scary experiences, and approaching that chaotic last quarter of the year with a renewed spirit. Um, it’s 2020–this one is far from traditional. While we’re still talking about schedules, time management, kindness, new experiences, and that last quarter, it’s all sorts of different this time around. 

How are you handling it all?

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Minnesota Children’s Book Festival Brings Children's Literature to Life

Eight of the State’s Most Acclaimed Authors & Illustrators Participate in Anderson Center’s Hybrid Minnesota Children’s Book Festival. Online presentations Sept. 9-12 and distanced activities on-site Sept. 19

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7 Great Degrees in the Medical Field

Professionals working in the medical field are in the business of health and healing. Many different professionals play their roles to help people maintain or restore their health. They include doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and many other specialists. They diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases. There are also those that conduct medical research that makes all this possible. Some specialists practice alternative medicine like Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Here are 7 examples of degrees in the conventional medical field.
 

Passages: Music for Rough Times and Calmer Spaces

by Kerry Dexter /
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Aug 18, 2020 / 0 comments

The saying that walking on uneven ground is good for improving balance strikes me as a metaphor for parts of the shifting times we are in at present. Music to help you think about that here, from rough seas to calmer waters, from quiet walks to a  tale holding wisdom from older times.

Passages: Music for Rough Times and Calmer Spaces

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Adaptability is a Superpower

by Stacey Ebert /
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Aug 03, 2020 / 0 comments

“The best entrepreneurs and most successful people I’ve ever encountered view change as opportunities. Every time an industry is adjusted and the terrain shifts, they don’t get on a soapbox and start complaining. Instead, they analyze the situation and determine how they can adapt, and act, in a way that leaves them better than they would have been if they kept trying to do the same thing.” 

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Must Read! Why This Faithful Book: A Diary from World War Two in the Netherlands Has Important Life Lessons for Today

One good thing about this pandemic: we have more time to read. This is a silver lining, and let me tell you all about a book that you MUST read: This Faithful Book: A Diary from World War Two in the Netherlands, by Madzy Brender à Brandis, translated and edited by an author we just love: her daughter, Marianne Brandis.

The Most Important Book You Can Read With Your Kids

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Jul 27, 2020 / 0 comments

One of our very favorite people in the world (not to mention one of our very favorite artists: read our profile with her here!), Lara Smith, has a new book that, honestly, is a must for any parent or educator to share with their kids.

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