Self-Smart People = Confidence in Their Own Opinions

Every Wednesday, I’ll post about multiple intelligences so we can better understand children and why they do what they do. — Each of our eight intelligences has value in life and in

Masks Matter

Every Monday, I’ll post about discovering genuine hope and authentic answers for living a healthy life. — Doug, a member of the small group I attend at my church, wears a

“Why Am I Alive?” – Purpose Questions are Important

Every Monday, I’ll post about discovering genuine hope and authentic answers for living a healthy life. — Purpose is one of our core needs and the question that defines it is,

A Lesson From a Peanuts Comic: Comparing Ourselves to Others Can Undermine Our Competence

Every Monday, I’ll post about discovering genuine hope and authentic answers for living a healthy life. — For years, I’ve taught that comparing ourselves to others can undermine our competence. We

Self-Smart People = Confidence in Their Own Opinions

Each of our eight intelligences has value in life and in school. The self-smart intelligence has unique value. Those with this strength are comfortable and confident with their own opinions. They think deeply inside of themselves and reflect on their ideas and what they hear and see around them. They may not highly value other people’s opinions so it’s extremely important that they remain teachable.

Keeping Our Emotional and Intellectual Tanks Full

Keeping Our Emotional and Intellectual Tanks Full

Over Christmas and New Year’s, did you expend a lot of emotional energy? I did.

I enjoyed lots of great times with great people: my brother, his wife, two nieces, Katie’s boyfriend, one nephew, friends over for dinner more than once, women at a party, golfing, and bowling at a birthday party. Sometimes, I was just with lots of people: large church services, concerts, airports, airplanes, crowded stores, …

Honestly, it was exhausting, even though it was wonderful. It took a lot of emotional and mental energy to stay focused at times and engage in conversations.