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“Discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is making a child suffer for having a problem. To raise problem solvers, focus on solutions, not retribution.”

L.R. Knost

“This is one of the most thoroughly replicated findings in the field of social psychology: the more you reward people for doing something, the more they tend to lose interested in whatever they had to do to get the reward… More specifically, researchers have found that people’s interested in a task ordinarily plummets when they are acutely aware of being evaluated on their performance — even if the evaluation is positive.”

Alfie Kohn

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“Morality is doing right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.”

H.L. Mencken

“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.”

Johann Harri

“Hospitality, therefore, means primarily the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them a space where change can take place.”

Henri Nouwen

“Many of the circumstances that seem to block us in our daily lives may only appear to do so based on a framework of assumptions we carry with us. Draw a different frame around the same set of circumstances and new pathways come into view.”

Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander