Posts rooted in personal narratives and experience, so we can work towards understanding young people's perspectives from a diverse range of backgrounds. Through which we can learn to communicate with understanding, empathy and kindness.
Fixed mindsets believe that much of who we are and what we are capable of – both good and bad – is largely predetermined. Growth mindsets on the other hand, embrace failure, try new things, and believe that they can become good at anything through persistence and a willingness to try new strategies in the face of difficulties… How we can create growth mindsets in our interactions and in our education systems, primarily at the school level?
You won’t be able to make ‘impact’ and ‘unique contributions’ unless you yourself are happy, and make an effort to spread your optimism and positivity with the world.
It wasn’t that long ago that I thought meditation was “for hippies”. All the people I knew who meditated regularly were the kind of people who’d do bikram yoga three times a week and would live amongst rainforests and waterfalls if they could. Not that there’s anything wrong with those people – I just didn’t think it was me... I recently just completed my 100th consecutive day of meditation – a total of 35 hours of time spent mediating.
Most of us just wish the government realised that they can help shape a future for Australia that remains full of vibrant multiculturalism, rather than one that is full of division and marginalisation.