Be True

No matter what anyone else is doing, you should always be true to who you are. Don’t be afraid to stand up and stand out. Patrice Tankard

Deltona High Schoo PT

School Is In Session!

To all of the parents, guardians, teachers, faculty and students at Deltona High School and globally, here’s hoping that this school year brings success, happiness, safety and achievement! Patrice Tankard, 11th & 12th Grade English Support Facilitator Deltona High School

Changing Lives is the Goal

Many people ask me what I would like to do in life. Most do not know that I was born with a passion to help others and have spent my entire life doing so. But it would be great to do it on a much larger and global scale. When I obtain the resources to […]

Black woman praying

Healing Can Come in Many Forms

We all need to be healed from something. It could be from physical ailments, emotional scars, soul diseases, or even spiritual sickness. But pay attention to what lifts you. Pharmaceutical¬† medicines certainly can play a part in helping to heal what ails you. Even holistic and natural remedies are used to make people feel better […]


The Serenity Zone

If you ever experience anxiety or stress, think about creating a “serenity zone.” A serenity zone is a place that you can go to decompress from the distractions and challenges of your life when you need to. The serenity zone can be a physical place or it can also be a mental or spiritual space […]



There is nothing like the feeling that you get when you know you that made the “right” decision at crossroads in your life. Take a chance and choose a road. If it’s the wrong road, then you will never go down it again. That’s a lesson learned. But if it’s the right road it’s a […]


Spontaneous Enjoyment

Take time out to be spontaneous whenever possible and interrupt the moment.¬† Spontaneous enjoyment should be a goal at least once a month. Having a routine is important to stay organized. But sometimes it’s just nice to break away from the day to day and the hour to hour to become inspired and refreshed.¬† Today, […]


Smile and Inspire

Yesterday, I was in a grocery store picking up a few items. A guy friend of mine called me on my cell phone and we began to chat as I strolled around with the shopping cart, casually checking off my grocery list.¬† While pausing to to place an item in the shopping cart, a small […]



It is possible to accomplish whatever you want in your life. The steps to get there may not always be easy but it is possible. Take time to examine your goals. Take small steps if you need to. Do something everyday that will contribute to your goals. You can be a champion in your own […]


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