crazy.

An integrated WM recognizes itself and at the same time can access a broader view or understanding. An integrated WM can align with the episodic memory and grasp cause and effect AND can focus sequences of cause and effect projected into the future.

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sprinkles.

Self-Care. Caring about yourself enough to notice the thoughts you think and the story they tell. Who are you? You are the noticer. You are the noticer of your inner resources. You are the noticer of the skillsets inherent within you that not only contribute to your survival, but contribute to the sensual experience of life and its pink sprinkles.

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knowledge.

Words paint a picture. A picture is worth a thousand words. We can agree that words are important. We could also agree that the understanding of what a word means is relative to an individual. This tells me that communication is really an advanced skill.

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resistance.

A skill is a skill is a skill. True or False? Now what? Dribbling is a basketball skill. Dribbling alone is an activity and may be considered enjoyable, rhythmic, a personal choice or preference. Dribbling as part of something more; a team, a game, a challenge…the application of this skill is a whole different experience…

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initiate.

In 1999, the school shootings in Littleton, Colorado disrupted my sense of ‘school’ reality to a level of obsession. I was in Illinois. I wrote an article for the school paper, Everyone Matters. I knew there was more to the story of Dylan and Eric. There had to be a way to prevent the end result.In August 2017, I sat in the Columbine high school library to attend the Welcome Back message from the Special Education area director in Jeffco. At this time, I was a full-time mental health provider in a Jeffco elementary school. Always something more.

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allow.

My favorite story of the week is brought to you by an unexpected (?) snowstorm on Tuesday, September 8. The school I work at does not have bus transportation, and the system/app that typically allows the students to stay in the classroom until they are called was ‘down’ – not working, unavailable. This means that…

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