The United TRAITS of America?


It is National School Counseling Week!
“School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential,” is celebrated from Feb. 6-10, 2017 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Thanks for all you do outside of the classroom helping us with our psycho-social, whole-person skills!

The United Traits of America: What traits ultimately define us as a country and as humans beyond just red and blue states?
What have we really learned in school and life?
This vid might spark a response
Stand for something, or fall for anything!

Love Has No Labels:
My heart doesn’t see race, gender, religion- just your soul…

Rethink Bias
We are all created equal…

Creating a Personalized Connection with EVERY Student:
This Fifth grade English teacher in North Carolina has an elaborate, personalized handshake with every one of his students, inspired by their personality, “that brings them excitement and pumps them up for a high-energy class.”

What if Money Does Buy You Happiness?

How to Get as Much as You Give (#447)


WHAT IF . . . Money actually really does buy happiness?  It does, but not in the way you might think!  RESEARCH SAYS: Charitable giving is scientifically proven to benefit the giver as much as the receiver. It works just like a positive feedback loop: giving makes people happier, and happier people give more. And it’s not just about money. Anytime you give—whether it’s your time, your affection, or your creative resources—your brain rewards you with a shot of feel-good hormones, and a bright new outlook on life and love.

TRY THIS: Think about what your greatest talent is. Do you excel at a particular skill—creative, athletic, mental, relational? Identify a person or group who could really use the resource you have to give. Give it and tell us how you feel and what you learned. Read Will’s latest leadership/career blog post: Three Super Bowl Life Lessons for All of Us

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life!” – Henry David Thoreau

If you are local-
Do You Vote with Your Feet and Frequent Organizations that Align with Your Values?


The sunshine is calling and so are your friends!

Earn $40 each when you Refer a Friend to Mission Fed

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Thanks this week go to Mehrad N and the Conscious Leader Collective, Trish H and the SDSU Ed team, Julia N & Marlaine C and the Parenting 2.0 team, Will M, the Mission Fed team, school counselors everywhere, and all you soul-filled people making our world better!

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