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Tuesday Me-Time, 3/9/2021

This time last year, most of us were living the last week of “normal”. Headlines of school closings were looming and we were bracing for impact within our little Maine communities.  It’s hard to believe that we’ve been at this pandemic-life for a year now. The light is definitely at the end of the tunnel now. Here’s some content specifically selected to help you keep going for the home stretch. It Takes Time : TED Radio Hour “We live in an era of instant gratification. But some things–to reach their full potential–simply cannot be rushed. This hour, TED speakers explore what we can learn from ideas … that take time.”
Angela Lee Duckworth TED talk: The importance of grit in predicting success
Talent and intelligence are not the be-all and end-all.  What we need to foster in ourselves, and our children, is grit. Want a great way to help your children develop that growth mindset? Check out Big Life Kids Podcast.  Follow Leo and Zara on fun adventures that demonstrate positivity and grit. While the prospect of having a life outside of our own homes is wildly exciting, it can also be a bit intimidating after so long in our bubbles. If you’re feeling a little nervous about a return to society, here are 10 activities you can do to build your confidence.  Ever wonder what’s going on in your teen’s brain? A lot, it turns out.  And living through something like this pandemic during this point in their lives might actually help them become more empathetic.  Dan Siegel – “The Adolescent Brain” Want to get moving? Try these 7 Stress-Relieving Exercises for an Instant Pick-Me-Up

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