Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Power of Story

I've been thinking about the power of telling a story. If you want someone to listen, you tell them a personal story of a time when you were going through a similar experience. It draws you closer, and opens the lines of communication. People feel more understood.

I'm in the process of changing my life. I feel like I'm becoming who I really am. Is anyone else out there feeling the same way?

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Second Book is Buzzing in my Head!

Okay, so when you write about bugs that can talk, you know what happens? The bugs talk in my head! Any writer will tell you that the characters seem to write themselves...well, bugs are no different. In fact, they pester me constantly!

I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Have you seen the Belgium Train Dance?

Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k

Watch it for the pure, unadulterated JOY! Then ask yourself, "How can I create joy in my life today?" Then do it!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Discover your learning style...why?

I talk to people about their learning styles all the time. One of the biggest obstacles to parent-child communication, teacher-student communication, (or any-relationship communication) is the problem of different styles.

For example, classrooms are designed to accommodate the visual/auditory learners. The write on the chalkboards, explain the way to do something. But what happens to the kinesthetic kids who need to "feel" the information? It's a rare and perceptive teacher who knows to give those kids a chance to work through a few examples until they "get it".

How many kinesthetic learners are there in any given classroom? About one-third of the students! What does not giving them time communicate to them? That they're too stupid or lazy to do the work, which is absolutely NOT the truth.

Let's start setting kids up for success instead of failure. Isn't it about time?

Friday, February 26, 2010

With a nickname like this, maybe it was destiny...

Okay, I confess. My parents called me "Kristy-bug" until I was in college (and even sometimes now, to my chagrin). Maybe it was destiny that I would grow up to write The Eleventh Sense, the amazing story of Simon, who can understand the language of bugs and get them to help him make his plans work out.

So here's where I stand on bugs: I have great bee karma, but wasps still scare me; crickets and grasshoppers are free to bounce around my yard, but I would prefer the roaches not make an appearance; and I will leave the spiders alone as long as they stay outside!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just what is the Eleventh Sense?

Simply put, the eleventh sense is communication, which leads many to ask, "What? Communication is easy. What do you really mean?"

Well, I have to say, if communicating with others is so easy, then why do people have so much trouble with it? Here's why: most people are too busy thinking while others are talking to really listen to what's being said. And even worse, they're too busy putting their own interpretations in instead of relating honestly.

But there's hope. This is a skill that can be learned if you are willing.

Joy in all things, Kris

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What would you do if...

What would you do if... it's a fun question, isn't it? Here's your challenge for today: What would you do if you could understand the thoughts, feelings, and words of the animals around you? Would it surprise you to find your dog contemplating the latest advances in medicine? Or to find your cat meditating on the best ways to communicate with YOU when you clearly are not paying attention? What if you could understand the wild ones: cougars, or dolphins, or eagles? What would they think?

Just being aware that all living things on this planet have thoughts and feelings is a huge, giant, enormous leap forward in connecting to your inner senses, especially the eleventh sense, which is communication.

Have I blown your mind yet?