My Hero’s Journey

Mar 01

We often get stuck in the past.  We pay a high price when we do.   When we dwell too long in negativity that we have experienced, we often lose out on many great possibilities. Difficulties in our lives, especially those that seem to occur and re-occur, are usually the road map to our own hero’s journey.  If we spend too long dwelling on rethinking what went...

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What love of a family can do!

Feb 13

What an amazing kid!      

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Don’t Make Mountains out of Molehills

Jan 29

I was speaking with the father of a thirteen year old girl.  They had just had a fight about the quality of her work in math. She has been performing poorly, and not asking for help in proactive ways.  Her teacher feels that her statement, “I don’t know how to do this, can you help me,” indicates laziness. What she is displaying, in truth, is that she has...

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Jan 07

One of the hardest things I’ve been trying to do is letting go of what other people think of me.    I am working on that aspect of myself, and I know that with practice and determination, I can get it down. This skill is based on self-reliance! Caring about what others think is at the root of many of our personal and societal ails.  Bullies in schools...

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Patience is a virtue

Dec 06

Patience, not passivity, is highly useful for many aspects of our lives, in parenting especially. Patience is trusting; it’s having faith that our children will come through and do their best to be their best.  With the patience produced by faith, we can find the best of everyone including our own...

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Boys will be boys?

Nov 19

I recall a conversation that I had with a mother of two boys, both of whom are now in college and are pretty well-adjusted. After our conversation, she begged me to travel the country speaking at schools, telling them what I had told her. Our discussion was about the way that little boys are dealt with in schools, specifically about how much more difficult it is for...

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The Importance of teaching our kids about letting go

Nov 12

There are so many aspects to “letting go” Letting go of unhealthy habits, negative friendships, bad environments, bad habits, roadblocks, and etc. There is also another kind of letting go.  It is letting go of other peoples actions, reactions, perceptions, judgments (especially about you), and decisions.  Even though this type of letting go is a very difficult...

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