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Lessons From June

Lessons From June

Books from A Happy Pocket Full of Money by David Cameron Gikandi  //Happy conditions do not make you happy. Being happy causes happy conditions. //Desires indicate to you things for which you have a built-in ability. //Thinking has its place. It is a tool, just like…

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Lessons From May

Lessons From May

Books from A Happy Pocket Full of Money by David Cameron Gikandi   “You are an observer, with a body to experience your observations.” “Everything changes, and using memory keeps you from seeing that change, seeing things as they truly are. Try to forget everything…

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Lessons From April

Lessons From April

Books from To Be Real a book of essays edited by Rebecca Walker Forward by Gloria Steinem In fact, feminism has always stood for the right to bare, decorate, cover, enjoy, or do whatever we damn well please with our bodies- and to do so in safety-…

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{Examples Needed}

{Examples Needed}

I have spent more years of my life resisting my womanhood than I have embracing it. As a child, I received the message that femininity, which I was naive enough to consider a primary component of anyone’s womanhood, signaled weakness. This message was a byproduct…

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Lessons From March

Lessons From March

from Ram Dass “Any disturbing emotion that may arise is wisdom the moment that you relax to your natural mind. Look directly into it, don’t deliberately reject it or regard it as a fault. Indulge in it concretely and regard it as a virtue.” “I encourage…

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Lessons From February

Lessons From February

Books   My Life on the Road, Gloria Steinem>   Ordinary people are smart, smart people are ordinary, decisions are best made by the people affected by them and human beings have an almost infinite capacity for adapting to the expectations around them which is…

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A Call For Equality For Students With Special Needs, Stage 1

A Call For Equality For Students With Special Needs, Stage 1

I have been a teacher of Mild to Moderate Specialized Education students in the Public School System for eight years. For four years prior to teaching, I was a Para-Educator in Special Needs classrooms, so for twelve years, I have been educating special needs children. Over…

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Lessons From January

Lessons From January

Books Sophie Calle> I lived in the 14th arrondissement in Paris with my mother. We made a deal; she went out a lot and that was fine by me, provided that she woke me up with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice no matter…

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Lessons From December

Lessons From December

Books -from JOY: The Happiness That Comes From Within by Osho- The teacher goes on telling small children, “Pay attention to me! Be attentive!” They are attentive, but they are attentive to something else. A bird is singing with all his heart outside the school building…

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Lessons From November

Lessons From November

from David Lynch “You never create expecting people to love it. You create for creating. Some people will like it, some will hate it, and some will love it.” “The idea is the whole thing. If you stay true to the idea, it tells you…

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