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The Value of Mind Games by: Tara Teeling

Years ago, a teacher I had told the class about a very interesting study in which 5 elderly patients at a senior’s facility were taken on a picnic.  Each of these individuals had been experiencing some level of decline in their cognitive functioning, primarily with respect to memory.  Often thought to be the inevitable eventuality

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You May Say I’m a Dreamer, But I’m Not the Only One by: Tara Teeling

I have always been a wonderment junkie.  I love when something happens that I cannot explain, but has some sort of magical meaning to me.  Whenever I’m brave enough to reveal this about myself to others, I’m always amazed at how many will nod in a conspiratorial way and lean in, saying, “I know, I

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Cracking Your Learning Style by: Tara Teeling

“I’ve never been a very good student.”  “Books just aren’t my thing.”  Have you ever thought this about yourself?  Have you ever made either of these statements to someone as an explanation for why you might have walked away from your education or shied away from learning altogether?  If so, you’re not alone.  Countless people

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The Daffodil Principle

Racheal Hickey, the college’s Academic Upgrading teacher, took some time to share the Daffodil Principle with staff and students. This is a great storey that supports the idea that there is no better time than right now! Enjoy the read …

 
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Gratitude

As the holiday season approaches so comes with it pressures and stresses. It is important not to lose focus of the positive influences in your life. Being grateful, even for the small things around you on a regular basis, can lead to a more positive state of mind. I have included a post from HAPPIFY.COM,

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The Power of Relaxation

The Power of Relaxation   No matter who you are, or what kind of life you lead, stress has likely made its presence known to you at some point.  It is a normal physical response to perceived threats or danger, but it can be a positive thing, in that it compels people to move quickly,

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Your Dream Job

 
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Managing College Finances

Academy of Learning College News 25 October 2013 Managing College Finances Patrick Quinn There’s never been a word that has caused more stress than “finances”. It’s something that everyone worries about, no matter how much money you have or don’t have. And as a student it’s an even bigger concern since paying tuition and completing

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Happy Canada Day!

As we prepare for a long weekend here at the Academy of Learning College, here are some tips to think about for a safe and fun Canada Day! Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration.  In the heat, when you start to feel thirsty, your body has already begun the dangerous path of dehydration. Like

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Stretching: A daily routine with benefits!

With the growing reliance on technology in school and in the workplace, this brings aches and pains from constantly sitting, staring and typing. Author Bob Anderson released the book “Stretching at your computer or desk”, a quick and easy to read reference book filled with stretches for the workplace, or even in the classroom. Academy

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