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T his first day could either go very well or very challengingly for this new teacher. In order to maintain order in the classroom, it is important to demonstrate a level of authority. Someone coming from a small town and entering their first class of students may not have much experience or knowledge in demonstrating confident and leadership style body language. The first impression that the students make of this teacher could set the tone for the rest of the year. It is important to walk into the classroom with the shoulders back, the eyes up and scanning, the facial expression relaxed and comfortable, and the feet taking purposeful and big steps. Hopeful for all the others still struggling. You can see that hope reflected in the final two words of the statement: `anyone can'. I truly believe this to be true. Anyone can shift their drinking habit. Absolutely anyone. Everyone has the ability to change. No matter what happened in your past or what's present in your current circumstances. matter how terrifying your fears or deep-rooted your beliefs. of thousands of people around the globe have done it. join them, you just have to believe you can do it. THE EGGPLANT not only saves prep time but also intensifies the flavor. you like the texture of the eggplant peel, pare it in alternating 1-wide strips down the length of the eggplant. fat in the oil and cheese, the fiber in the eggplant, and the vinegar in the capers all help block the blood sugar-raising effect of the pasta in this dish. sure to have a sugar-blocking first course prior to this meal. time: 25 minutes

time: 50 minutes 4 servings teaspoon salt teaspoon red-pepper flakes cup fresh chopped basil or parsley Walking into the classroom with the shoulder hunched, the eyes down and the body stiff and shuffling will show to the class that you are nervous and will not be comfortable commanding the room. Walking in a certain way, however, will show the class that you are confident, secure and relaxed, and unafraid. Well before you have said a word to your new class of students, they will have examined you in order to determine what they will be able to get away with. While it isn't necessary to conduct your classroom in a strict way from here forward, the first thirty seconds are crucial. C ase Study #3 Our third case study involves a promotion. There are two employees that perform the same role in a corporate office environment. One of them is confident and self-assured. He walks into the office with his head held high and is quite talkative. He has a good rapport with the majority of the workers in the office and he maintains a positive work environment. If you're really up for doing things differently, you can do it. No one should rule themselves out of being able to make a change and improve their lives. Nimmo knows what she's talking about. She's been helping people turn their lives around for decades, and in that time has witnessed some incredible transformations. I think it's really important that we send that message because often, especially when people have to deal with big issues, we are sold the story that it will take years.

you're really up for making your life better, you can do it, and you can do it more quickly, probably, than people realise. says that, alongside hope, having an open mindset is key, as is the need to take the action required to form new habits. You've got to make the small changes required in order to get to where you want to go. If you have somewhere in mind that is not where you are now, the gap is yours to work on. Alcohol counsellor Crystal McLean has been helping women address their drinking issues for many years. 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese Preheat the oven to 425oF. Wrap the garlic in a 6 square of foil. Coat a baking sheet with sides with cooking spray. Drizzle with the oil. Place the eggplant and onion on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with the salt. Bake the eggplant and garlic for 30 minutes, or until tender, stirring once. Meanwhile, prepare the pasta according to package directions, cooking to al dente. Remove the garlic from the foil, peel, and finely chop. When he takes a phone call he can be heard throughout the office as he speaks at a high volume and with a deep voice. The other employee is an extremely hard worker. He is quiet and shy, but he gets to work on time each day and he works silently with focus all day long. He has never taken a sick day in his 2 years at this company and often works through lunch. He has not had many one-on-one conversations with his boss as he works in a self-directed manner and does not need much guidance.

Which of these two employees will get the promotion? W hile the majority of people would like to believe that hard work demonstrates knowledge and skill and this will show itself, the silent hard worker who lacks confidence more often than not goes unnoticed. While it is a shame, in most cases we cannot focus all of our time on our work in order to show our bosses that we deserve the next promotion. What our employers want to see is an ability to work a room, to display our knowledge in an engaging manner. While the second worker silently devotes himself to his work, his boss is noticing the more confident and more demonstrative employee who makes a point to start conversations with him each morning and tell him the latest work-related knowledge he has gained. She's also seen some incredibly powerful transformations in her time. I've seen absolute miracles. I'm saying this from my heart. I've seen absolute miracles of women turning their lives around, and bringing back their power. Because with alcohol we might feel powerful while we're in the midst of it. But it actually takes our power away. This is the problem, of course. of the biggest things to go out the window when we're deep in a boozy hell-hole is any sense of hope, pride or self-belief. When I was at the end of my drinking days, stuck and miserable, having battled for years to try to control my drinking, my self-belief was utterly shot. Any sense of inner strength or resilience that I may have once had was diminished to next to nothing. Heat the sauce, capers, pepper flakes, and the garlic in the pasta pot for 2 minutes, or until hot. Add the eggplant mixture, pasta, and basil or parsley and toss until well blended. Divide among 4 pasta bowls and top each with 2 tablespoons ricotta. Per serving: 335 calories 13 g protein 50 g carbohydrates 11 g total fat 2 g saturated fat 12 g fiber 518 mg sodium WITH BROCCOLI RABE AND BEANS

FRESH BROCCOLI RABE is less intense in flavor than frozen and best used for this dish. To be certain, try tasting a piece of the stem for bitterness. If it's too strong, blanch the rabe for 2 minutes in boiling water and drain well. Have a fiber-rich salad and a fatty snack before eating the pasta. Prep time: 35 minutes As unfortunate as it may be, we must be able to make ourselves noticed. This involves using our body language to our benefit. If we seem reserved and shy, we will not be entrusted with representing the company's image at a conference for example. The employee who demonstrates confident body language including a confident tone of voice will gain listeners over the employee who is quiet but knowledgeable. We must work on the balance of confidence and skill in order to progress to where we want to be. C ase Study #4 Your son Jonathan is leaving for school one morning and you are saying goodbye to him at the door. You ask him if he completed all his homework and he assures you that he has. You examine his body language and notice that he is sweating on his upper lip and his brow. He is also fidgeting with his backpack straps. I felt like a weak, pathetic failure. How could I not? Time and again I'd made deals with myself that I had broken. I'd promise myself that I'd only have one glass, but then I'd have five. I'd promise myself I'd take a month off, but would only last a week.