Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: August 2019

To find happiness you have to have struggle

My brother is a high school drama teacher and playwright and he said something to me recently that really hit me.  He said that in order to find happiness you have to have struggle.  And this is an issue with many people as the world we live in allows us to move through it with very little push back.  Immediate gratification, everything online at our fingertips, same day shipping, participation medals, no consequences for bad behaviour or missed assignments.  Without the storm we don’t notice the sun.  Continue reading

All weather as good weather

Josh Waitzkin, chess prodigy and author, said that before his son was born he remembers hearing parents say, “The weather is bad.  It’s raining.  We can’t go outside to play.”  So when he became a dad, he made it his plan to see all weather as good weather for exploring.  Chaos over control.  He and his son Jack have never missed a rain storm or a blizzard.  Because it’s always a good time to play. Continue reading

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