Gratitude and the Flourishing Life

In the last week, I had the good fortune of finishing The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. At the same time, an opportunity arose to listen to Doug Smith, another expert on the topic of Positive Psychology. Smith, the author of Happiness: The Art of Living with Peace, Confidence and Joy, did a series ofContinue reading “Gratitude and the Flourishing Life”

Why do we continue to overlook the power of sleep?

Matthew Walker’s new TED Talk, Sleep is your superpower (below), is another in a long line of research-backed publications highlighting the life-altering benefits of sufficient sleep. It still seems strange to me that it has taken so long for the points outlined by Walker and other sleep experts to become embraced and supported in aContinue reading “Why do we continue to overlook the power of sleep?”

New Week – New Start

This post originally appeared on the CrossFit 133 Blog A new week provides a new opportunity to start on a course of constructive habits. Stringing together a few days gives us the opportunity to string together weeks… Stringing together weeks gives us the opportunity to string together months… Then you have a habit. There isContinue reading “New Week – New Start”

Competence Precedes Confidence – Thoughts on Equity from the IDEAS Conference 2019

I was fortunate to attend the second annual Initiatives For Developing Equity and Achievement For Students (IDEAS) Conference at Bentley College on Saturday. The title of this year’s conference was New IDEAS for Developing an Equity Mindset. After the opening keynote by Zaretta Hammond, my notebook and my mind were full. Hammond, the author ofContinue reading “Competence Precedes Confidence – Thoughts on Equity from the IDEAS Conference 2019”

Letter From Celtics Coach to His 9-Year Old Daughter is a Must-Read

Brad Stevens recently wrote a letter to his nine-year old daughter titled Be A Great Teammate. As I read through the letter, I couldn’t help think that the qualities that Coach Stevens was encouraging his young daughter to adopt were also qualities should be adopted by anyone looking to be play a positive role withinContinue reading “Letter From Celtics Coach to His 9-Year Old Daughter is a Must-Read”

Good to Great – A Resource That Keeps Giving

About 15 years ago, during my first year as a Principal, my superintendent had our administrative team read Good to Great by Jim Collins. I still recall some of the quotes from that book, especially the first sentence which hooked me in right away, “Good is the enemy of great.” Two sentences later, I wasContinue reading “Good to Great – A Resource That Keeps Giving”