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The Walk. Goal 10: Spread Your Knowledge (15+ Tools to Bookmark, Aggregate, Curate) Posted by Shelly Terrell on Thursday, June 14th 2012 Goal 10 of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators! Click the link to find out more about the new changes to this year’s 30 Goals Challenge for Educators! ““If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. ” ~ Margaret Fuller Short-term- share resources you have collected about a topic with colleagues at school or online. Teach your students to use online bookmarking, curation, and aggregation tools to gather and organize their knowledge.

Try one of the suggested resources below. Long-term- develop a community for sharing resources in your teaching environment. My Personal Thoughts About This Goal As educators, we are in the business of learning. Resources Related to This Goal I love learning. The tools that I use meet a few criteria: They have a free app! Tools More resources: Important News Lisa Dabbs and I have decided to change the hashtag to #30GoalsEdu because we have noticed some sports people using the hashtag. Challenge:

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Inspirational blogs. Spirit. Faulkner 101: Stream of Consciousness Journal. What is Synchronicity? Earl was trying to track down an out-of-print book called The Adventures of Marco Polo. He scoured two used book stores in New York City, had no success, and caught a taxi to a third. The cab driver was unusually chatty, and during their conversation, Earl glanced at his license on the dashboard. His name? Marco Polo! Art was sitting at his computer typing an e-mail missive when his cat Coal jumped from his lap onto the keyboard. Before Art's startled eyes, as the cat shifted from key to key, its paws tapped out the word emerson on the screen. The uncanny coincidence. Is it only, as skeptics suggest, selective perception and the law of averages playing itself out? Some scientists see a theoretical grounding for synchronicity in quantum physics, fractal geometry, and chaos theory. Whatever its cause, the appeal of synchronicity runs deep.

Some people, however, would shrug and call this intuition. At first blush, synchronicity and intuition seem to be separate phenomena. 10 Insanely Awesome Inspirational Manifestos. There are certain messages that serve to get you “back to one” when you find you’re going off course. Whether you use tools such as a manifesto, a personal mission statement, a vision board or a list similar to Benjamin Franklin’s “13 Virtues”, taking the time to identify with one and then keeping it handy is worthwhile – and perhaps even imperative. But in a lot of cases you don’t have to “reinvent the wheel”; there are some awesome inspirational manifestos that have already put out there for you to look at and use as a means to set you back on course.

Some come in the form of an image, some as a video, and some as nothing more than a blog post. One of those styles of presentation may resonate with you more than others, and yet you may want to have a selection to look at for the times where you need more than just a quick jolt of inspiration. 1. The Holstee Manifesto This is one of the best known ones on the web. 2. 3. the lululemon manifesto 4. 5. 6. 7. 279 Days to Overnight Success 8. 30 Things You Should Do Right Now. 1. Floss. Shut up about blood and it getting stuck in your teeth or a general fear of dentistry and just floss. 2. Sell your microwave. You’d be shocked how much healthier you eat when you have to clean a pan after every meal. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Tagged 4chan, All Things Considered, Buddha, Credit Score, Inspirational, Life, Mitt Romney, NPR, Paul Ryan, Reading, Syria. A Guide to Happiness: Alain de Botton Shows How Six Great Philosophers Can Change Your Life. My Super-Charged Life | Good Habits for a Great Life! The Daily Routines Of Famous Creatives - Entertainment. If imitation is sincerest form of flattery, replicating an individual's daily routine must sit somewhere further along the sinister end of the spectrum.

Still, if it helps us strike on mimicking the creative capacities of these artists, writers and musicians, we're all for it. Compiled by the productivity-enhancing minds of Podio, this interactive infographic gives extensive details on the daily routines of 26 creative legends. Looking to write the next classic?

You'd do well to examine the habits of Charles Dickens - seven hours sleep, followed by an hour set aside for the ghastly task of 'waking up'. Or maybe the invigorating ice bath of Victor Hugo will help unlock your creative juices (here's hoping not). Any budding musicians might find their most productive hours follow a similar pattern to Mozart, whose late night sessions gave birth to some of the most famous music ever penned - but then Beethoven was more of a midday worker.

Click on the image to view the interactive version. 30 Things You Should Do For Yourself. Sometimes we can find ourselves simply managing our lives, our time and our responsibilities, instead of actually living. Or, we put other people’s lives in front of our own, ensuring their needs are met before your own. Well, it’s time to start doing things for yourself; including making your happiness the priority and being kinder to yourself. It’s time to start giving your energy to the right people and the right goals, both in your career and in your personal life.

Accept the things that can’t be changed and work towards changing the things that can. Appreciate the beauty of small moments, the things that you have, how rich your life is and enjoy the adventure the world creates for you. Here are 30 things you can start doing for yourself, that you can use to change your life and your perspective: Can you think of anymore things we can do for ourselves to make our lives better?

Bucket List: 225 Things to Do Before You Die | Lifed | Page 15. Action for Happiness. Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits. By Maria Popova Hemingway wrote standing, Nabokov on index cards, Twain while puffing cigars, and Sitwell in an open coffin. “We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone,” the William James’s famous words on habit echo. “Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar.”

Given this omnibus of the daily routines of famous writers was not only one of my favorite articles to research but also the most-read and -shared one in the entire history of Brain Pickings, imagine my delight at the release of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (public library) by Mason Currey, based on his blog of the same title. Currey, who culled the famous routines from a formidable array of interviews, diaries, letters, and magazine profiles, writes in the introduction: The notion that if only we could replicate the routines of great minds, we’d be able to reverse-engineer their genius is, of course, an absurd one — yet an alluring one nonetheless. Donating = Loving. 101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy. Do the healthy thing, even when it's challenging, inconvenient or considered weird.

Take pride in that. Just because it's popular doesn't mean it's smart or good for you. Enlist fellow trend buckers and create a trend of your own. Use your healthy frustration about the unhealthy status quo to spark creativity and determination. Look for signs of progress (beyond pounds lost) and rejoice when you find them. Don't be boring. A Life Designed. Body Love Wellness — Intuitive Eating & Body Image Coaching For Plus Sized Gals! The Bold Life. Wake Up and Flourish. The Work of Byron Katie. Marie Forleo will help you create a business and life you love.

The Kathryn Wheel. Steepster — A Tea Community. Daily om. 4 Powerful Reasons to Meditate and How To Get Started. Meditation is the art of silencing the mind. When the mind is silent, concentration is increased and we experience inner peace in the midst of worldly turmoil. This elusive inner peace is what attracts so many people to meditation and is a quality everyone can benefit from.

What are the Benefits of Meditation? I’ve been meditating twice a day for the past 9 years because I enjoy it. It may seem strange, but I feel happiest when sitting in perfect silence. The experience is difficult to express in words. It is akin to the “peace that passeth understanding”. These are some of the benefits of meditation: Improved concentration – A clear mind makes you more productive, especially in creative disciplines like writing.Less bothered by little things – Do you sometimes allow yourself to get upset by little things? Is Meditation Religious? The great thing about meditation is that our philosophy/religious belief is not importanct.

But I don’t have time To Meditate How To Meditate Mantra Silent Mind. Live an Exceptional Life - Robin Sharma. How do you craft an exceptional life? Ultimately, life goes by in a blink. And too many people live the same year 80 times. To avoid getting to the end and feeling flooded with regret over a live half-lived, read (and then apply) these tips: Exercise daily.Get serious about gratitude.See your work as a craft.Expect the best and prepare for the worst.Keep a journal.Read The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.

Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity | zen habits. By Leo Babauta This is something I’ve been wanting to write for some time — a Handbook for Life. Now, is there any handbook that can be a guide to every single person? Of course not. This is just a list of tips that I think will help many people in life — some of them common-sense tips that we often forget about. Consider this guide a reminder. It’ll also become apparent from the links in this handbook that I’ve written about this stuff before. How to use this handbook This handbook is not meant to be a step-by-step guide, nor should you adopt all the tips below.

Pick and choose the tips that will be most useful to you. 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity Try rising early. 30 Challenges for 30 Days. Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. The path is not clear yet, and your surroundings don’t agree. Old habits urge you to stay the same. So, take a moment to reflect on the question ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ Check out this short TED talk first to get inspired: Now pick one or more challenges and stick with them!

However, be cautioned, picking too many challenges at the same time can easily result in a failure of all of them. #1 Write a I-Like-This-About-You note/text/email each day for someone (Easy) This is the perfect way to let someone else know you care. . #2 Talk to one stranger each day (Hard) This is a great one to cure approaching anxiety. . #3 Take one picture each day (Hard) This one gets harder nearing the end of the challenge because at one point you will run out of the easy shots. We recommend: Louise hay affirmations. Nerd Fitness. Run as far as you can. How To Build Your Tribe.

Email This is a guest post by Marelisa of Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online. One of the most fundamental human needs is the need to belong. Noted psychologist, Abraham Maslow, identified it as one of the five basic needs. We want to be part of a group and to feel loved and accepted by others. . Your tribe members are those people who accept you just as you are, and who want the very best for you.

To paraphrase Sam Adams–from the Onion A.V. Sir Ken Robinson–author of “The Element,” a book on how to find work that you’re passionate about–argues that your tribe is essential in helping you to find your element. If you feel tribe-less, rest assured in the knowledge that your tribe is out there. Twelve Tips for Finding or Expanding Your Tribe American journalist and writer Jane Howard is credited with the following quote: “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.

Think of the qualities you want your tribe members to have. Conclusion Photo by: Frabuleuse. How Do I Find Myself? Touch the art Are you wondering 'How Do I Find Myself? ' Curious how to go on a journey to discover who you are ... really? Want to connect with the true self that lies within you? Need a willing soul to guide you on your journey to find your inner self? Then you are most Welcome! I am Eager .... Far too often, we give away parts of ourselves in order to survive, or to learn the important lessons of life we need for the role of a lifetime ... a life that calls to us.

But in this Universe, nothing can be lost forever .. lost 4 Eve.R ... for things move in cycles, the ouborous does grasp one again his tail .... and we can once again find the lost thread of our tale ... the story of our lives, the role we were meant to play. Feeling Lost The first sign that you are ready to go on a journey to discover those bits and pieces of yourself that society, your family or your goals had to jettison ... is a persistent feeling that you are lost. Losing Yourself You Are Not Alone Myths & Legends Just begin.

Hundred Goals | Inspiration to Live Your Dream. Change Your Entire Life With This Simple Technique From Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s Kind Of Amazing! Get elephant's newsletter To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I was visiting a friend in New York City this past weekend as we discussed various elements of all things spiritual. Discussion of teachers, techniques, paths and so forth culminated into some personal and candid sharing with one another. As I went to sleep in my friends cozy guest bed, I reflected on those dark times and how truly transformative the following technique taught by Thich Nhat Hanh has been in turning my life around. It’s extremely simple and can be done anytime, anywhere and in virtually any circumstance.

The following is my translation and is not verbatim. So with that being said, I’ve broken it down to seven simple steps for you. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The thoughts and emotions will often subside very quickly. So that’s the practice. Please comment below if you try this practice over the coming days. Notsalmon | Self help for people who wouldn't be caught dead doing self help. How to nap. How to create and keep an art journal. Art Journaling 101 - abstract - create explore paint. Art Journal Every Day. Writing in your Journal.

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