There are times in life when you have to re-act, but if we can keep that to a minimum and try to be pro-active more it puts us in more of a position of control. Which does not mean necessarily a need to be “controlling” of things but more taking ownership and responsibility. When we … More Stop Re-acting and Start Pro-acting
I never heard the actual program and was not quite able to find it. But over the last few days they were talking about this 2nd (maybe 3rd) grade teacher planning a eulogy for “can’t”. When you say you can’t, you are actually giving up. I thought that was an excellent perspective. Of course we … More Can the Can’t
– manzoor Mayim Bialik Codependency
Recently I saw a couple of video posts of Will Smith. I was not really searching or anything but I believe they showed up on my FB and / or Twitter feeds. The first of these posts had to do with his confession to his wife that he could not be responsible for her happiness, … More Will Smith on “Happiness“ and “Responsibility”
As a parent I find myself struggling with the idea of raising my children. OK, “struggling” might be a bit to hard – I find myself asking “am I doing it right?” Of course, I don’t even know what right is. I do try to talk to other’s but often end up arguing with people … More Raising Children
Say and Do. If I seem to contradict in what I do and say it is possibly because I am saying what I think I ought to be doing but for some reason am not able to do it myself. That is my failure. Don’t use my failure as an excuse to better for yourself. … More Do as I . . . .
Most things in life must be earned. We don’t realize this, at least not early enough in life. Sure, we know that the material things costs money, but it takes most of us a while to understand the concept of having to work to earn money. What is even more of a challenge is the … More It has to be Earned
It was very interesting that the day started with this theme – I was listening to the “Morning Edition” on KUT and they were talking about “Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids” immediately followed by this story about a father and his daughter. Being a parent / father of 2 wonderful daughter I cannot but … More Parents and Parenting