2018 Master Key

  • Commencement MKMMA…We’ve Only Just Begun

    March 27, 2019 by

    If you’ve been reading my blog through this journey, you may have noticed a crazy thing I do…I have a song for EVERYTHING! Yes, literally everything! It drives my husband crazy! And this evening, I’m thinking about the song by the Carpenters…my momma loved listening to them when I was a little girl. So here… Read more

  • MKMMA Week 23…so leave us be, we’ve got shit to do…

    March 16, 2019 by

    I’ve had a busy week with a school yearbook deadline, so I haven’t been as focused this week on the Master Keys as I would like. But remember this and don’t ever forget, we were all meant to shine as children do… “OUR DEEPEST FEAR IS NOT THAT WE ARE INADEQUATE. OUR DEEPEST FEAR IS… Read more

  • MKMMA Week 22a…The Sound Of Silence

    March 7, 2019 by

    I haven’t had the chance to take 24+ hours of silence yet, but this newer version of the old Simon & Garfunkel song, sung by Disturbed, blew my mind. “The vision that was planted in my brain still remains within the sound of silence.” Listen to this as you read the lyrics… Hello darkness, my… Read more

  • MKMMA Week 22…Know Your Role

    March 1, 2019 by

    Masks and roles…I totally got it this week. Several years ago, I had a major identity crisis. Looking back it seems really silly, but it was such a struggle at the time. When I was in high school, I went to a “missions conference” with my church youth group…one of those “conferences” where all they… Read more

  • MKMMA Week 21…Use Your Tools

    February 22, 2019 by

    Take the negative roadblocks of guilt, anger, hurt feelings, fear and unworthiness, and use them as tools for good. Sounds crazy right? As I went through the exercises of taking something negative and turning it into a tool to use for my benefit, a couple of things came up. First of all, lack mindset…it’s a… Read more

  • MKMMA Week 20…you are meant for so much more…

    February 16, 2019 by

    Don’t die with the music of your soul unplayed… There’s this thing where you know you were meant to do more than what you’re doing now. Even if what you’re already doing is amazing and worthy of your time, you still feel that pull to tweak things. But then life happens and time goes by… Read more

  • Week 19 MKMMA…I Don’t Belong Here…

    February 5, 2019 by

    Several weeks into this process I met another Tribe member for coffee. After a discussion about all kinds other things she asked me “why” I was taking this course and I had no idea why honestly, I can’t even remember what I answered. I’ve spent time since then contemplating that question and still didn’t come… Read more

  • Week 18 MKMMA…Sell yourself

    January 31, 2019 by

    “The greatest sale in the world is to sell yourself to you.” Last week I wasn’t able to listen to the course webinar until later in the week and then every time I would try to listen to it, I would get interrupted and unable finish. After today’s webinar, I took the time to focus… Read more

  • Week 17HJ MKMMA…Curious Adventurer…

    January 26, 2019 by

    Aimee Mullins’ Ted Talk was phenomenal! As a teacher, I am all too familiar with the conundrum of letting kids explore and be curious but also being stuck in a place where we also worry about working within “the system” that tries to teach kids what “society expects”. I love that she allowed the children… Read more

  • Week 17 MKMMA…Will (or Won’t?)

    January 14, 2019 by

    “I can be what I will to be.” Will (n.) 4 a: mental powers manifested as wishing, choosing, desiring or intending                  b: a disposition to act according to principles or ends                  c: the collective desire of a group (mastermind!!!)… Read more

  • Week 16 MKMMA…Kindness Matters

    January 12, 2019 by

    So many acts of kindness observed this week…it was refreshing to watch the world through the eyes of looking for kindness, especially in my 2nd grade classroom. 7 & 8 year-olds are amazing, especially when you are purposefully looking for the positives. We did a “word goal” activity and every child put something about being… Read more

  • Week 15 MKMMA…Word!

    January 4, 2019 by

    Words are important…what we think, what we write, what we speak. The word that stands out to me this week as I’m working through my lessons, sits and reading is HARMONY.  For several years I’ve been on a quest to replace negative thoughts with positive ones, thinking and speaking only that which benefits and encourages… Read more

  • Week 14 MKMMA…Mirror, Mirror

    December 30, 2018 by

    I love the movie Cool Runnings and watching it with again with a new perspective was amazing! Watch this clip!!! It’s the best part of the movie…then, look in the mirror and tell me what you see! “Well, you want to know what I see? I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother… Read more

  • Week 13 MKMMA…A Gift

    December 26, 2018 by

    NARC…oh my! Throw my goals, dreams, and purpose for my life in the trash??? Oh no! I am not a quitter! I will not allow me to get in my way of achieving my DMP. But… (stop there, right?!?!?) I fell into the “fearful victim” role in the recent past and this week has been… Read more

  • Week 12 MKMMA…Bear Hugs Kettle…Let it go!

    December 13, 2018 by

    The 7 Day Mental Diet is continuing to be a challenge, but the story “Bear Hugs Kettle” helped to put it into perspective for me! I need to do with my negative thoughts what I tell students who are struggling with dealing with difficult people and behaviors that annoy them… I tell them to channel their… Read more

  • Week 11 MKMMA…Because I’ve Gotta Have Faith

    December 9, 2018 by

    What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans… Read more

  • Week 10 MKMMA…Extravagance, Lavishness, Wastefulness…

    December 1, 2018 by

    The Law of Abundance…for so long I have allowed myself to feel unworthy of truly living an abundant life. Somewhere along the way I learned that being extravagant and lavish was a wasteful, bad thing. Honestly, as I type this, my mind goes back to the summer after I graduated high school and an incident… Read more

  • Week 9 MKMMA…So, What Do You Think?

    November 24, 2018 by

    “Character is not a thing of chance, but it is the result of continued effort.” Deciding which thoughts I am going to entertain is an ongoing challenge. Rewiring what has been ingrained over the course of an adult lifetime takes work. Choosing to determine my mindset and my reaction to those around me gives me… Read more

  • Week 8 MKMMA…Live For Today

    November 17, 2018 by

    Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence: The bliss of growth, The glory of action, The splendor of beauty; For yesterday is but a dream, And tomorrow is only a vision; But today, well lived, makes… Read more

  • Week 7 MKMMA…tear down that wall

    November 9, 2018 by

    *Language Warning* (there is a point to it, otherwise I wouldn’t have used it) Regarding “The Seven Day Mental Diet”…I am starting over this morning (Friday…yes, I tried and failed for 3 days straight, though I did make it more than 24 hours the first try.) But that’s okay because in closing Emmet Fox cautioned… Read more

  • Week 6 MKMMA…smoke and mirrors…

    November 4, 2018 by

    “When you think everything is someone else’s fault, chances are that you’re looking at the wrong side of the looking glass.” ― Jennifer Megan Varnadore I’m starting with the man in the mirror I’m asking him to change his ways And no message could have been any clearer If you want to make the world… Read more

  • Week 5 MKMMA…opinionated…

    October 28, 2018 by

    Let me tell you what I think about……oh never mind! The challenge this week was to have no opinions…don’t share them, don’t give them when asked unless you’re an expert on the subject (as in with your job), and don’t think them. Wait, what? I’m as opinionated as it gets! Like seriously, this shirt should… Read more

  • Week 4 MKMMA…toughen up buttercup!

    October 22, 2018 by

    I’m late posting this blog because it was a difficult one for me to write, but here it is… “The reason that some cannot do this (mentally let go of all adverse conditions, such as hatred, anger, worry, jealousy, envy, sorrow, trouble or disappointment of any kind) is because they allow themselves to be controlled by… Read more

  • Week 3 MKMMA…take a step!

    October 14, 2018 by

    “Eliminate, therefore, any possible tendency to complain of conditions as they have been, or as they are, because it rests with you to change them and make them what you would like them to be.” This is a challenge for me. Negative mindset has been more of a norm than positive and this is a… Read more

  • The Journey Begins

    September 28, 2018 by

    Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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