You may have heard people say, “you’re only as happy as your unhappiest child…” I try to remind myself: that’s only true when I choose to let it be. I try to remember this when my child is going through a tough time. It can feel more painful to see her suffer than to [...]
See All of Christine’s Videos as she works with students, speaks to a group, and responds to interview questions. Watch Christine Duvivier’s youtube channel.
Have you noticed that passion is a favorite new word? “I’m trying to find my passion.” “What if I don’t have a passion?” “You’re so lucky you found your passion.” “I just want my son to find his passion.” I find it inspiring to see that so many people have a passion for passion. It [...]
I sometimes wonder why so much of what is considered “good literature” for ourselves and for students has to be dark, depressing, or unhappy. I’m not against stories in which something bad happens, but knowing that bad news seizes and clings, while good news slides right off us, I like to prime myself with uplifting [...]
What Scares You? For Anna, it’s driving. Watch her learn to use imagination to make it less scary:
In this video, Anna takes her first step in building resilience… Click on the Photo above to watch the video. Or go to youtube.
If a young adult you know is in the bottom 80% of the class, you may have been told that she is “an underachiever” (a polite way of saying lazy or dumb). Ask yourself, “Underachiever compared to what?” Compared to the narrowly-defined, standardized measures of school performance? Or compared to the abilities that will help [...]
Did you know that there is one ratio that separates the best business performers from the worst, the best marriages from the worst, and even the most resourceful individuals from the least resourceful? One ratio – covers everything from your teen to your marriage to your business team. It’s called the Positivity Ratio. It was [...]