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Becoming Ernie Macmillan: Foot Eater #MNBHP


I just want to say, Harry, that I’m sorry I ever suspected you. I know you’d never attack Hermione Granger, and I apologize for all the stuff I said. We’re all in the same boat now, and, well—” He held out a pudgy hand, and Harry shook it. What do you do when you realize you’ve stuck your foot in your mouth? How do you treat others who have, like Ernie, stuck their foot in their mouths? Read More »

Becoming Ron Weasley: Bibliophobe #MNBHP


Harry and Ron stumble upon Tom Riddle’s diary in Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom. Harry’s first response is to pick it up—logical, right? Not to Ron. He’s been in the wizarding world long enough to know not to trust a—dun, dun, duuunn—book! ... Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Slytherin’s heir #MNBHP


Becoming Harry Potter: Slytherin’s heir Labels. At one point or another we have all either given one to someone or received one. Some labels can be good and encouraging: youngest Seeker in a century, the Chosen-One, the Boy-Who-Lived, etc. Others are not so good and very discouraging: attention seeker, lousy boyfriend, Mudblood, etc…. Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Parselmouth #MNBHP


Harry is labeled a Dark wizard because of an “inherited” skill. Ernie Macmillan is essentially saying the skill makes the person and not the other way around. Hopefully most of us know not to take Ernie seriously in forming our opinion of Harry’s character, but how many of us take Ernie-like judgment statements as fact rather than prejudice (pre judgment)? How many things do we believe about others just because someone says they are so without getting to know the person ourselves?… Read More »

Becoming Moaning Myrtle: Life of the party #MNBHP


Becoming Moaning Myrtle: Life of the party~> How are you going to silence your Moaning Myrtle? Think of one stinky thought that brings you down, turn it around and share your new, improved, life-of-the-party thought with us... Read More »

Becoming Gilderoy Lockhart: Self-Obsessed Fraud #MNBHP


The title of this article is: Becoming Gilderoy Lockhart. You may be asking yourself, who in the world would want to become Lockhart? Probably no one, the problem is that so many of us are becoming Gilderoy…. Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Friend of house-elves #MNBHP


Becoming Harry Potter: Friend of house-elves. How are you going to become a friend of house-elves? ... Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Halloween adventurer #MNBHP


This Halloween don’t just trick-or-treat. Make this year a year of adventure--a Harry-sized adventure... Read More »

Becoming Dudley Dursley: Baconator #MNBHP


Becoming Dudley Dursley: Baconator... What’s your Baconater? Read More »

Becoming Hermione Granger: Cool Logic in the Face of Fire #MNBHP

How will you develop Hermione-esk logic? Will you be the one to solve Rowling’s next riddle? Share your answer with us using #MNBHP Read More »

Becoming Albus Dumbledore: A Well-Organized Mind #MNBHP


Organize your mind by reorganizing your treasure... Read More »

Becoming Lord Voldemort: Master of Quirrell #MNBHP


This post is titled Becoming Lord Voldemort, but it’s really not hard to become him. Most of us battle with self-centeredness. The real challenge is admitting to that Voldemort tendency within ourselves and turning away from it. When we feel the me-first urge, we need to remember Harry—the boy who has a “saving people” thing—and ask ourselves: Is placing myself above everyone else worth becoming more like Lord Voldemort? Or would I rather have a “saving people” thing? Share your answer with us using #MNBHP. Read More »

Becoming Ronald Weasley: Wizard’s Chess master #MNBHP


Share with us how someone's been the "necessary sacrifice" for you, using #MNBHP. Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Facing the Mirror of Erised #MNBHP


"The happiest man on Earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is…" - Albus Dumbledore. Share with us what you see in the Mirror of Erised using #MNBHP. Read More »

Becoming Hermione Granger: Taking the fall #MNBHP


If you complete this challenge, you won’t be a Muggle anymore. If you don't, maybe you're more like the Dursleys than you think... Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Sticking up for Neville #MNBHP


“Give it here,” Harry called, “or I’ll knock you off that broom!” “Oh, yeah? [...] Catch it if you can, then!” he [Malfoy] shouted, and he threw the glass ball high into the air and streaked back toward the ground. … A foot from the ground he [Harry] caught it, just in time to pull his broom straight, and he toppled gently onto the grass with the Remembrall clutched safely in his fist. - SS/PS. If we want to become Harry Potter we have to stand up for others, not to the point of becoming bullies ourselves but to show the Nevilles that they do matter, that they don’t have to be picked on. That we are on their side even if they are a bit strange or uncool or whatever. Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Dealing with expectations #MNBHP


If you want to become Harry Potter, you’ve got to be more that what is expected - you have to be unexpected. And here's how... Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Finding your place #BHPSorted


Once you’ve joined your world, it’s time to jump in and find your place. Let us know your place in your “magical” community along with your Hogwarts house in the discussion section or on Twitter with #BHPSorted. Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Joining your world #MyMagicalWorld


Once we discover our magic and believe in our magic, it is time to find our magical world. For Harry, that world lay beyond a brick wall on a street called Diagon Alley. Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Believing in your magic

More often than not, if you’ve discovered your magic, you’ve probably encountered a moment of doubt. You think, "I can write, but I’m no J.K. Rowling." Or "I can paint, but I’ll never be Picasso." Or "I’m fairly good at Legos, but I’ll never be able to build the Empire State Building." And you are right - you won’t. But what you will do is something no one else will do. Read More »