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Be the Real You

Social media gives us another space to invent who we are. Who is the real person, the online self or offline self? We can be authentic in both spheres. Learning how to be our true self online and offline can be hard, but it is possible to be real in all areas of life. Check out this great video on how to be authentic online.

What Would You Do if You Forgot Your Phone?

How often do you look at the world around you when you are waiting in line, or when you have a moment in-between meetings? Most of us use our phones as a way to deal with the moments in-between, but this story shows an interesting experience that Kevin McGeehan had when he forgot his phone. Let’s all take time to appreciate the world around us more. Check out his story here.

Distracted Driving it’s not Worth it!

How often do you glance at your phone to see who’s texted you? Most of society does it way more than they realize.  In a study they found that 95% of people say that you shouldn’t use your phone while driving, but 71% of people still use their phones while driving. It’s hard to resist responding to a text or other notification. We are all afraid of missing out on something important, but is that message or notification worth a life? Check out this powerful video here that will get you thinking about your own distracted driving and what you can do to be the change on the roads, instead of the problem.

How to Talk About Scary Events in the News

Our world is full of lots of good and some bad. Usually the news focuses on the tragedies that occur. Just recently there was a tragic shooting in Florida. Your children may have seen a news article or talked to a friend about it. You might be wondering how to talk to your child about this sorrow filled event. Katie Hurley wrote a great blog post on how to talk to your child about scary things. Check it out here for great tips.