Monthly Archives: March 2016

Everybody Wins: Habit #4 of Highly Effective Teens

Everybody Wins: Habit #4 of Highly Effective Teens As college acceptance letters begin rolling in, I felt it timely to discuss Steven Covey's Habit #4 of Highly Effective Teens: Think Win-Win. Covey urges us to view life as a lesson in cooperation, not competition. He writes: Most of us learn to base our self-worth on…
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We Are What We Repeatedly Do: Habits and Happiness for Teens

We Are What We Repeatedly Do: Habits and Happiness for Teens Like exercise, I am a big believer in the fact that our happiness has a whole lot to do with our habits. (Aristotle's famous quote comes to mind: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit".) Today’s…
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Volunteer Spotlight on Bellair Farm

Volunteer Spotlight on Bellair Farm We interviewed Eleanor, a current honors freshman student at Columbia University, to hear about her experiences as a volunteer at Bellair Farm.                       What is Bellair Farm? Bellair is a farm located just south of Charlottesville that grows “clean, safe,…
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Three Ways to Become a Better Listener: Habit #5

Three Ways to Become a Better Listener: Habit #5 Habit #5 says highly effective people seek first to understand, then to be understood. Basically, they listen, and they listen carefully. Now that the soundtrack to most of our lives is a sporadic jingle, followed by the unmistakable sound of vibrations (and not the good kind…
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