60 in 60 Challenge: March - Month 3 (13 new activities!)

March was a great month.  Ok - maybe it's because I got to spend a week in Miami :)  

Here's what I did in the month of March:

15. Interviewed for a Podcast 

Thank you to James Rice for interviewing me for his podcast.  https://www.spreaker.com/user/jamesriceshow/teacherpreneur

16. Attended an International Women's Day Lunch

I attended an event in my city and brought my surrogate daughter Jaimie with me (she is the coolest 20-year old I have ever met).  We were inspired by the speaker, Farah Khan.  

17. Organized and Moderated a Panel at the TESOL Convention

I was thrilled to be able to organize a stellar group of teaching professionals as panelists at the TESOL Convention in Atlanta.  They spoke about writing materials writing using a social responsibility lens.  Fascinating content!

18. Visited CNN

The TESOL Convention was just across the street from CNN.  I have become a bit of a CNN junkie in the last few...

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60 in 60 Challenge: January - Month 1

 

60 in 60:   My 2019 Well-being Challenge

January - Month 1 

Last month I blogged about my 2019 challenge which is to try 60 new things in my 60th year (http://bit.ly/2Pen3ow). I’m still not thrilled about turning 60 in a few months but because of my 60 in 60 Challenge, I have been focused on planning new things to try instead of negatively fixated on the inevitable. 

Background Information

If you didn’t read my first blog, here is a synopsis:

  • I’m putting everything I’ve learned about positive psychology* or the science of flourishing and well-being into practice to be happier (happiness is a choice)
  • Happiness is contagious so why not spread it around?
  • Being active and learning new things is good for us especially as we age
  • I recently moved to Burlington, Ontario, Canada and want to explore my new city
  • Taking part in 60 new activities will be a way for me to use my character strengths** which is a sure way to increase happiness

My...

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