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Fat Bear Week

Today marks the culmination of one of my favorite niche interest weeks. It’s the end of FAT BEAR WEEK! If you can’t tell I am incredibly excited that this event has gathered so much attention this year and that now, partly because of Tic Tok, more people know about this cool event. The annual tournament […]

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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.  There are 5 main components of Social Emotional Learning:  Self Awareness: Understanding yourself Self Management: Controlling impulses, stress, and emotions […]

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LABYRINTH

If you’re someone who enjoys poetry and prose, I highly recommend checking out Labyrinth by Eenam Vang.  I was really fortunate to receive my copy ahead of the release date (July 23, 2021) and I have to say, it’s been amazing so far. The tales and stories are written in such a way that drive the imagination of the […]

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Letters to a Young Athlete

Not only does Chris Bosh’s new book Letters to a Young Athlete get my vote for for book cover of the year, it also gets my vote for most inspirational book of the year. Here are some early praises for this worthwhile read from an all=star taken off the court too soon. “On the court, […]

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Representation in our Representatives

One of the weirder things I have been geeking out on for the last few months is the fact that  In 2020 a historic number of LGBTQ people elected across the country in city halls, statehouses and Capitol Hill. These newly elected LGBTQ officials are immediately rolling up their sleeves to serve their communities and […]

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Cultivating Happiness

We all want to be happy. But is becoming happier even possible? These five tips can show you how to get more joy and satisfaction out of life.Tip 1: Train your brain to be more positiveTip 2: Nurture and enjoy your relationshipsTip 3: Live in the moment and savor life’s pleasuresTip 4: Focus on helping […]

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LEGO Group teases release of 21327 Typewriter in cryptic video

“Over the last few months, talk has been circulating that the next LEGO Ideas set is soon to be released and that it will be 21327 Typewriter. Nothing has been confirmed by the LEGO Group or LEGO Ideas yet, but social media accounts for both companies just dropped a cryptic video that could confirm the […]

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Bystander Intervention Training

The increasing amount of hate crimes against the AAPI community is unacceptable. We can’t just condemn these horrific acts, we must do what we can to stop them. The 5 D’s of Bystander Intervention are different methods you can use to support someone who’s being harassed and demonstrate to people in your life that they […]

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Summer of Soul

A few weeks ago, the trailer for Summer of Soul popped up on my Instagram Feed and it has been on my mind ever since. Recently I have had a hard time getting excited about movie releases but I am absolutely geeking out for this one. “It’s a music documentary like no other, because while […]

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