Journaling Questions

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Big Picture, Little Picture

At Hyde we hold a weekly school meeting of all students and faculty. The purpose is to pull the whole community for purposes of exploring any number of topics or issues. One stand-by exercise is called Big Picture/Little Picture. First, we visualize and discuss inspiring big pictures for ourselves (e.g., be a marine biologist, a [More…]

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“Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself.” —Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University Head Coach

What is important to us as a family/team/group?

While your family is gathered this Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to get to know each other better and strengthen your family relationships. Family Activity What is important to us as a family/team/group? Directions: Have each member take a few minutes to fill out the worksheet (download the PDF) and then share your answers with each [More…]

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Your Children Are Not Your Children Exercise

In Mary’s last article “What do others think of my kid?“, she shared the poem by Kalhil Gibran, Your Children Are Not Your Children. There’s a lot in this poem for us as parents to contemplate, so we decided to run it again (below) and ask you to consider these questions in your own life. (Consider doing [More…]

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Journaling Questions on Synergy

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” ~Aristotle Use the following questions and statement as a guide to writing in your journal about the concept of Synergy. 1. What does the word “synergy” mean to me?   2. In what areas of my life do I see synergy at work?   3. [More…]

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Concern Journaling Questions

We show concern by having the courage to help each other achieve our best. Journaling Questions Who believed in you when you were a child and how was that belief conveyed? Do you have concern for someone in your life that doesn’t get expressed? Are you generally open or defensive when others express their concerns? [More…]

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Give and Take

Concern: Givers and Takers

The following activity is designed for families and other groups to explore their sense of concern. Read the sheet and take a few minutes to think about the answers. Then share your responses with each other. Do your best to really listen to each other. Givers and Takers In each of our lives, we give [More…]

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Forgiveness

Journaling Questions on Forgiveness

  November is a month during which we reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. In some cases, we also need to open our hearts and let go of past grievances with those who have played an important part in our lives. Use the following prompts to record your thoughts about forgiveness [More…]

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Your Conscience

Journaling Questions on Conscience

1. What does the word conscience mean to me?   2. Describe a time when I listened to my conscience and what happened.   3. Describe a time when I did not listen to my conscience. What happened?   4. When I think of conscience within my family, is there one person who “is the [More…]

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Value Success and Failure, you must fail to reach success

Journaling Questions: Value Success and Failure

1. In my professional life, describe a success I had this year; how do I feel about it? What did I learn from it? 2. In my profressional life, describe a failure I had this year; how do I feel [More...]

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