Journaling: Adventure

On a scale of 1 (house bond) to 10 (Indian Jones) how adventures are you? If you like to be more or less adventurous write down why?

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Dream Big

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There’s a moment at most kids’ birthday parties, just after “Happy Birthday” has been sung, when the birthday kid takes a big breath and gets ready to blow out the candles on his or her cake. “Make a wish!” the parents say. “But don’t tell anyone what it is. If you tell, it won’t come true!”

I hate this moment.

We’re supposed to have big dreams and wild ambitions — for family, career, success, recognition — yet we’re taught from birthday number one that saying what we want out loud is a bad idea. It’s a jinx. It’s embarrassing.

No matter what your aspirations are, you’ll never reach them if you don’t try. But it’s hard to muster up the confidence to try without having your loved ones cheering you on, and they’re not even going to get the chance to support you if you never let them know what your dreams are.

That’s why I do the birthday cake thing a little differently with my kids. At candle time, I scream, “Make a wish! Say it out loud! Yell it at the top of your lungs!” And then we all cheer for one another’s biggest dreams and do what we can to make sure they come true. -Kristina Kuzmič’s

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Citizens For Children Rights

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Thank you for such compassionate and insightful editorials on youth homelessness [Empty promises,”” Opinion Dec 20}. As someone who has studied child abuse for decades, I can tell you that the two are inexorably linked.

Almost without exception the youth who become homeless have suffered from being corrupted, exploited, rejected, terrorized ignored or isolated by caregivers and parents. As a society, we react instead of being proactive. We don’t go upstream to solve the problem, but rather contended with them downstream.

Patting a child into detention for “status offense” is a crime. Instead of abusing children , lets help them. We can prevent child abuse by creating Washington state Bill of Rights for Children and then putting it into action. Every child should be guaranteed the right to competent parents who will raise the child to be a productive citizen. The state must be mandated to protect children from abuse and neglect. The state must provide every child with the right to an education.

Since children , in most case cannot advocate for themselves  they cannot vote or make finical contributions to political action committees- they need someone lobbying on their behalf. Citizens For Children Rights was crated to lobby for children’s rights.

Washington state could lead the nation by developing minimum standards for parenthood. Youth homelessness calls for an up stream solution. -Oliver Tuthill

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Healthy Trickery

I heard a story about a woman who kept her makeup bag at the gym. If she wanted to face the deep powdered and-, she was “forced” to go work out. Another woman slept in her sports bra so she could wake up and hit the ground running- until her doctor told her it might not be healthy for the girls. Then she placed her sneakers parallel to the threshold of her bedroom at night, so she’d have to stop over them in the morning. If she chose to blow off her workout (cue the reckoning!) “What these stores demonstrate is stimulus control, where you set up your environment to signal health habits. By linking fitness to something you already have to do(like leave you bedroom or get ready for work), it becomes harder and less convenient to not work out.

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Silence

Siting with your thoughts. It’s so easy to stay busy find distractions. Pick up the phone and lose your self in social media. Get quiet and pay attention to what’s running through your mind learning how to be alone.

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