Tag Archives: focus

Managing Overwhelm… The Beauty and Utility of Lists

I am gathering resources to make it through the final week of school. Not actual learning resources, but personal resources, energy, stamina, resiliency… remembering to breathe… I didn’t do much this weekend… I am keeping some parts of myself, my … Continue reading

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A Drifting Up: thoughts on intensity and shifting focus

As I contemplate my blank screen… I hear the lovely tones of the piano drifting up the stairs from the basement.  Craig The Amazing is working out a few chords for a piece he is transcribing. He is a jazz … Continue reading

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Aaaack! Too much to do!! Deep breath… and again… and other strategies…

Aaaack!! I seem to have too much to do! Working hard is the game plan… fueled by caffeine and enthusiasm! When enthusiasm fails – I have dedication, commitment, and a sense of purpose as fall back resources to keep me … Continue reading

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Harnessing the power of intense interests: MJ meets StarWars

For the last couple of months H has been fascinated with Michael Jackson. He began with Thriller and Smooth Criminal, but has moved on to broaden his tastes. He loves the messages: Heal the World and Black or White. While … Continue reading

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