Writing Hacks

As we ready ourselves for the upcoming fall semester, I thought I’d share some writing hacks for English Composition courses that use the MLA format of documentation styles. These six hacks were put together mostly because a former student thought it was cool when I mentioned one of the techniques for lengthening a paper wasContinue reading “Writing Hacks”

Bravery: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Bravery Today’s gratitude challenge is about Bravery. I began to think of all the common definitions of this term such as valor, courage, and fearlessness. I briefly recalled images of 15th Century Knights in battle. Why? I’m guessing this is the sort of thing we are taught as children. We read epic stories of theContinue reading “Bravery: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Assertiveness: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Assertiveness is the virtue I am grateful for today. Do you know people who display a bold confidence in their behaviors or when they speak? They exude a confidence that is strikingly different than some of us. This virtue has a sister; it’s called ambition. When we are assertive, we possess a strong desire toContinue reading “Assertiveness: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Don’t Wait for Permission

(2 of 3) In Speaking of Change, we discussed fears and contemplated reasons we may make to stay stagnant in our lives rather than move forward. I hope that this note may help confront one of the many, but powerful reasons not to embrace our inner changes – feeling as if we need permission toContinue reading “Don’t Wait for Permission”