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Oct 16, '19

Finding Water

Belinda Levychin, Program & Marketing Director As a Fire Power person, I ran from Water type behaviors when I was a child. Water folks seem to cause Fire folks to fizzle. Where Water types can be still and contemplative, it is sometimes hard for Fire types to allow their minds to settle down. After all,

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Oct 9, '19

Going For Gold

Belinda Levychin, Program & Marketing Director Details, details, details — sometimes the last thing a person with Fire Power wants to think about. After all, for folks with Fire Power, it’s about the excitement, the joy you get with the finished product, whether it’s a school project or even planning a fun activity. People who

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Oct 2, '19

Earth Power Keeps The Party Going!

Belinda Levychin, Program & Marketing Director I am a Fire Person who has always loved to create gatherings and celebrations. Having my loved ones around is a surefire way (pun intended) to make me feel all is right with the world. It’s no surprise that Earth Power is one of my helpers. It is not

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Sep 25, '19

When the Wood Power Takes Control

Belinda Levychin, Program & Marketing Director As a Fire Power, I always liked to say when working on a project with a deadline it is always helpful to have someone with Wood Power on your team. Their competitive need to win and get things done can be great, they, after all, love to keep it

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Sep 18, '19

Being a Fire Power Can Be Wonderful (Until It Isn’t)

Belinda Levychin, Program & Marketing Director I love being a Fire Power. It is not unusual for folks who just meet me to say I have so much energy and light. And in all honesty, I wake up most mornings ready for the day and grateful to be up to enjoy whatever the day brings.

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Sep 11, '19

Back-to-School Lessons From My Gold Child

Michele Zipper, T-Kids Coach Today, I thank my son for teaching me and helping me see clearly through the fog. You taught me a valuable lesson, for which I am so grateful. Back to school time is a crazy time for most people, getting the kids used to their new schedule, teacher, and friends. For

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Aug 14, '19

The Pursuit of Happy-ism

Carey Davidson, Executive Director “I want you to know that I’m starting my own religion.” My 15-year-old daughter triumphed. Something inside was weighing on her and this declaration released a measure of heaviness. It was hot and humid, mid-July. We were visiting her up at camp in the Poconos for Visiting Day with the requisite

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Jul 31, '19

Playing Outdoors

Deepika, Tournesol Kids volunteer Children are born to play. Playing is fundamental to the way they learn.  The American Academy of Pediatrics states:  “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their

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Jul 17, '19

Growing Cognitive Intelligence for Children

Deepika, Tournesol Kids volunteer We know emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. Having high emotional intelligence is an integral part of our cognitive intelligence. Cognitive intelligence uses feelings, imagination and logic to promote healthy attention that helps students gain a larger perspective

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Jun 26, '19

The #1 Life Skill for Success You Were Never Taught

Carey Davidson, Executive Director “Mom!” It was 9:27am on Tuesday, September 4th. Maddie was barely two hours into her first day of 11th grade and she was already calling me in a panic. “I’m not going to be able to do this, Mom. I had one period of physics and I know I’m going to fail. I

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