While flying 23,000 feet above the earth through clouds and sky the world looks a bit different. The small aircraft is surrounded by parts of the atmosphere. While on the ground it is easy to think of earth as separate from atmosphere even though any science class would prove otherwise. But in the air in a small vehicle that is fairly vulnerable to the elements and the air currents and clouds, it is easy to feel at one with the atmosphere. At this height the plane is part of the sky and dependent upon the atmosphere for safety and direction.Read more
That day is seared in my memory. We were on a family vacation sitting in a fast food restaurant. We were a bit tired from touring the copper mine. And then my son did it. “Look Mom!” He showed me his tongue. Now I have to say, I was shocked and truly impressed. He would fold his tongue inside his mouth so it had four pockets. It was incredible!Read more
Lasting memories can easily be forgotten if they’re not recorded. Keeping a record of them will ensure that the precious parts of your family’s past don’t get forgotten. It doesn’t have to be hard to preserve lasting, meaningful memories— and it doesn't have to be so hard to make them either.Read more
Everyone is born with natural strengths, talents, gifts, traits and abilities. For some these “gifts” are more pronounced and obvious, while for others their gifts seem so subtle, so imperceptible that many don’t even notice that they exist. These more stealthy strengths, which operate below consciousness at times, quietly direct our lives, determining our interests and activity selection. They impact our quality of performance and our ability to cut through the challenges of life.Read more
One bright fall afternoon, long ago, at a self-improvement seminar, the speaker presented an overhead slide (that’s how long ago this was) which read:
Catch someone in the act of doing something right.
This simple idea hit my heart. As a young father, it was a message I very much needed to hear – and I knew it. More importantly, it was something I very much needed to do.Read more
You are probably wondering what Financial Health is. Financial health is a process and a destination. It is a holistic concept that recognizes that finances are part of our life journey.Read more
A generation ago, many parents were facing the classic dilemma of what was best for their preschool children. On the one hand, they wanted to give them every advantage, to prepare them for kindergarten, and to be sure they were socially and emotionally well adjusted.Read more
When to worry about your child and how to help!
Self-esteem, a popular construct used to describe an individual’s inner experience, has two parts: how you define yourself, and how you evaluate yourself. It’s easier to evaluate your own experience than someone else’s subjective experience, even your own child. Here are some signs of healthy self-esteem, some examples of when you should be concerned about your child’s self-esteem, and how you can help them develop healthy self-esteem.Read more
- Watching pornography lays down new neoro-pathways in your brain.
- The more you use, the stronger the neoro-connections and the more difficult it is stop.
- That doesn’t mean you can’t stop. You can rebuild those pathways by avoiding pornography and seeking healthy alternatives.
How could I ever forget? My father would tell me stories of the greatness of Winston Churchill and he would end with Churchill’s call, “Never, never, never give up!” To this day, I have that saying on my wall. Churchill was one of my heroes.Read more