It’s August – how did that happen?

I hope you’ve had an awesome summer so far!

What I’ve realized from my own experiences and from talking with friends is that no matter how well things might be going, you’re probably also dealing with some challenges. Is that you? If so, I hope you are finding creative and satisfying solutions, and that there is plenty of good stuff to help balance out the harder things.

I’m sure you know by now that I spent July off on an adventure…and it was a true adventure in that there were some real challenges in addition to some wonderful experiences and stunning views.

Here are a few fun (and 1 not-so-fun) pics from my trip:

Check out this video for more details. I’m being totally honest here and sharing the hard parts as well as the wonderful parts…which also leads me to the real message of this email!

Watch the video here (it’s a bit longer than usual at 12 minutes & 47 seconds) to hear more about my summer and the skill I think we should practice together:

So, what do you think about the Art & Skill of the Both/And? Can you see the benefits of learning this empathy skill, both in your relationships with others and even in your relationship with yourself?

Write to me and tell me about your Both/Ands for the summer and for the upcoming school year! I can’t wait to hear from you!

Your enthusiastic Both/Ands practice partner,

Tomorrow, August 5, my gift, The Anti-Boring Approach Mini Tool Kit, will be featured in the FREE Best School Year Ever Giveaway! This tool kit is packed with 3 of my best tools for de-stressifying school and making learning more fun and less boring. Sign up here and download yours while it’s still available!