Archive | March, 2009

Living Smart: Emphasizing the importance of Human Connections with Dr. Bruce Perry

Posted on 21 March 2009 by Michelle Reed

Childhood Development.

Dr. Bruce Perry discusses the disconnect between what our children need to thrive and what the modern world has to offer, emphasizing the importance of human connections at early stages in life.  He also offers tools for parents to help their children develop healthy minds, nurture friendships, overcome traumatic experiences, and feel cherished.  Drawing from his own experience as a parent, Dr. Perry further informs us how parents can evaluate themselves as friends, spouses, workers, etc. to become better role models for their children Living Smart by emphasizing the importance of human connections.

To read more about Dr. Bruce Perry, visit the Living Smart webpage here.

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Living Smart: Engaging in Civil Discourse with Rev. Cassandra Dahnke

Posted on 19 March 2009 by Michelle Reed

Civil Discourse.

Rev. Cassandra Dahnke talks about how personal civility contributes to the society as a whole.  She also shares her personal passion for making a difference in the lives of individuals and the nation. Civility, she says, is claiming and caring for ones own identity, needs, and beliefs without degrading someone elses in the process.  Rev. Dahnke shows us how we can accomplish this.

To read more about Rev. Cassandra Dahnke, visit the Living Smart webpage here.

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Living Smart: Living Green with Mark Robinson

Posted on 18 March 2009 by Michelle Reed

Living Green.

Within the context of global warming, economic recession, and rising energy costs, methods of living sustainably and economically could not be more timely. Consultant Mark Robinson shows us how we can go green, and he demonstrates how we will save money in the process.

To read more about Mark Robinson, visit the Living Smart webpage here.

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Living Smart: Coping with Prickly People with Sister Roselle Haas

Posted on 17 March 2009 by Michelle Reed

Prickly People.

Sister Roselle Haas addresses an obstacle that will affect anyone on a day-to-day basis, no matter our personal or work environment: dealing with irksome or frustrating people.  Sister Haas shares with us how we can free ourselves from the affects of other peoples prickly behavior.  She also explains valuable ways that we can achieve balance in life that is, a balance of body, mind, and spirit. WWW.HOUSTONPBS.ORG

To read more about Sister Roselle Haas, visit the Living Smart webpage here.

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Living Smart: Creativity, Innovation, and Science Literacy with Dr. Mae Jemison M.D.

Posted on 16 March 2009 by Michelle Reed

Science Literacy.

Dr. Mae Jemison teaches us about education, literacy in science and technology, and the keys individuals need to excel.  She promotes the value of education, shares her keys to happiness, and inspires a greater interest in science.  Dr. Jemison also addresses roadblocks associated with education and suggests ways to overcome the gender cap in science and technology literacy to foster increased interest and confidence for girls.

To read more about Dr. Jemison, visit the Living Smart webpage here.

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Living Smart: Surviving in Rough Economic Times with the “Ultimate Cheapskate” Jeff Yeager

Posted on 15 March 2009 by Michelle Reed

The Ultimate Cheapskate.

Author and lecturer Jeff Yeager (dubbed “the Ultimate Cheapskate” on NBC’s The Today Show advises us how to structure our relationship with money. While many are facing economic hardship, Yeager’s guidance is relevant. Yeager says that the backbone of living cheaply is by deciding what is enough for you. Using a humorous and practical approach, and by sharing his own experience (Yeager retired at age 46 by decreasing his dependency on money), he shows us how you can learn to enjoy life more by spending less.

To read more about Jeff Yeager, visit the Living Smart webpage here.

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