In closing, the 2014 San Diego speakers and presenters were on their way to another conference the following week. This next conference was held in San Francisco: Wisdom 2.0. It had a much bigger draw. The following year, I attended the same San Diego conference. The big names weren’t there. They were in San Francisco for Wisdom 2.0. Let’s suggest that Wisdom 2.0 attracts those connected (no pun intended) with the digital industry of Silicon Valley. A lot more money and influence in the digital industry than in public education.

Worth mentioning…Brene Brown and Adam Grant influence industry as well, as organizational psychologists. All this gets a lot engagement as there is a lot of power and influence (money) in big business.

Why doesn’t it begin in schools?

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True or False. What one believes is the filter through which they view the world. As a school social worker, I have attended my share of Trauma workshops. My experience of the workshops specific to trauma have felt β€˜traumatizing’ (word use not intended to make light of the nature of trauma and its effect on…

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It’s time for the second half.  Today is July 5 and the first day of the fifth week of an 8-week content series I have been sharing on my Sally & Sifer Facebook Page (@sallysifer). Sally & Sifer is a phonetic play on my full name: Sally Ann Seiffer. My neighbor’s design business is named…

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“Wellbeing is just a word put on a feeling state of possibility. The feeling state is one of empowerment. This feeling state allows access to a broader sense of thinking, feeling, and being in a conditional world. You have your own guidance and intuition. Attune to it. Operate from this state as often as you can. Start here.”

When a general population that has the mental and emotional capacity to do this and does it, it lessens the intensity of the extremes.

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I remember loving a movie titled Serendipity. A chance encounter meets poor timing. A phone number is written in a book and put on a shelf.Β  A feeling state of possibility. Serendipitous events, circumstances, situations happen all the time. I call them Synchronicities – which is actually what I thought the movie was called until…

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When you know that there are things that happen to illuminate, just as there are those things that happen to darken, (just) knowing that can support your inner state. Just knowing that it exists: just like things happen and can create a dark shadow, so can things that illuminate and add perspective.

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If you have been following my content shares on the Sally & Sifer Facebook page, you will know that I love to suggest Quiet Time. You’d think Quiet Time was paying me. It’s my own Quiet Time that salvages a sense of my own human decency and calibrates me to what is possible. Life makes sense in Quiet Time. My Quiet Time is like a childhood β€˜ghoul’. In my neighborhood growing up there was a lot of nighttime play. My backyard was in the middle of two houses and was often β€˜ghoul’ – the safe zone. When I get too far outside of my regulated state, I know that from 2-4:30am I have ghoul. I’ll return to the safe space. It exists no matter where I am. Quiet Time.

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