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Kentucky Safe Schools Week set for Oct. 20–26 as part of Bullying Prevention Month

October is Bullying Prevention Month, and this year Kentucky Safe Schools Week is focusing on kindness, unity and empathy. Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for Oct. 20–26. This year’s theme is “Our Safety Story!” and the Kentucky Center for School Safety stands on the belief that everybody should enjoy school equally and be treated with respect. Community members, educators, students and...

Melissa Martin: Five things to say to yourself everyday; simple morning ritual can change your life

I am alive, I will choose my attitude for the day, I will be kind to myself, I will be kind to others, and I will not take anything personally. The goal is to begin every day focused on how you want to think, feel, act, and react.   However, the purpose is not a Pollyanna denial about our problems, or to put a guilt trip on ourselves, neither to pretend in painful situations. The point is to start...

Coach Colene: Regular displays of kindness can improve both your day and your life

I’m an observer. I love nothing more than to sit back and watch things unfold. I like to see if I can predict outcomes by simply objectively observing. I studied Anthropology because I loved the idea of gaining understanding through observation. Because of this, I have a pretty keen ability to read people and situations. I can gauge actions, reactions, best approaches, and pivot my engagement for...