Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Be Nice to the Animal

The Animal
Marcy says this to me when I am in a negative place or being too self-critical or judgy or whatever, and every single time she says it, it knocks me back into reality.

Every single time.

So I have started using it with some of my students, wondering if it would work with anyone but me, and it turns out that the second people hear this, they GET IT and the own it. Immediately.

So now I have some smartass wonderful students who say it to ME.

Now you get it, too.

Use it. Say it out loud. Say it to yourself. Say it to your loved ones.