Making Your Words Your Best Friend

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...be conscious of your language

Kathy shows us how to make our words our best friends. She promotes listening to your vocabulary, finding the meaning of your words; and, Kathy demonstrates this with her amazing anecdotes. Understanding your words, and those of others, will help you understand the importance of respect, not only for yourself, but for those around you.

Your vocabulary can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. How you speak and what you say controls your attitude and the aura your radiate to the world. Kathy notes that most of our vocabulary and how we speak comes form our environment; our parents, our peers, and what we are exposed to. However, unlike a genetic trait, your vocabulary can be changed. It takes a conscious effort on your part, but you can change the way you feel by changing the way you speak. Kathy knows this all too well; spending the begining of her life without speech entirely.

Change your vocabulary to change your life. Remove negative words, and even neutral words for positive ones. Speaking positively will create a positive attitude inside you, which will then spread to others. Remember to be respectful, remember to say please and thank you, remember to be polite, and remember chivalry is not dead. These simple things can change your life, and the lives of those that you touch.

Simply putting these little things into practice will make your life more positive, and spread positivity to others. Choose to choose your words wisely and choose to change your life!

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Testimonials

“"I cannot tell you how excited we are - it is insane. You are without a doubt one of the best I have ever seen, and I am 57 years old, and have taught for 31 years and gone to tons of leadership conferences, events, etc. You stand out like a beacon of light. How can I thank you enough? Your speech today was absolutely the highlight of the conference. You could see by the multiple standing ovations that we were all, students and adults, moved by your words that touched all of us. Your message was powerful and wonderful. All students should hear your message of love of others and seeing their beautiful souls. And loving oneself, because without that, there is no loving others. Your wisdom is astounding - what a gift you have for the secret of living a beautiful life. You fulfilled every dream of mine. You were the number-one hit of the conference, beyond a shadow of a doubt. Every parent I have talked to, every student I have chatted with - the first thing they loved about CSLC was YOU. You touched the lives of 850 students and 250 teachers. You have a gift of connecting in such a personal way, so that each person feels the message was for them. The messages you give are so beautiful, it makes me wish I could just have you reach every student in every province and state. Your message of love and understanding is universal and the way you share your stories is real, personal and beautiful. There was not a dry eye in the house, and at the same time, I saw laughter on the faces of everyone. That is what struck me when I saw you in Reno at CADA (the California Activity Directors Association). I knew you were a special and magical person who has a soul that is what all of us need to strive to achieve. I really don't know how to thank you enough. CSLC 2015 will always be associated first and foremost with Kathy Buckley, and that will make me proud and happy for years to come. Thank you for your generosity as well Kathy. Heavens, you really live the conference theme: When giving is receiving. What you put out into the universe truly makes the world a better place. If we could only clone someone as special, smart, empathetic, giving, energetic, witty, loving, entertaining and beautiful as you - the world would be an even more amazing place. You have a special vision and instinct that you learned all by yourself. You really are a genius, and a kind, sweet genius at that! Sending you the world's biggest hug. I will never find the words to thank you enough for the gift you gave to the conference and to me. You are the best."”
~ Sandra Starratt, French & Social Studies Department Head, Student Government Advisor, CSLC / CCLE 2015 Conference Co-Chair, Ha