Building success By Creating Joy creating-joy

Story: I conduct three creating joy therapeutic music sessions each week at a local nursing home. Rhythm band seems to be the residents’ favorite activity. It’s also mine. It’s so joyful to see their faces light up when they get to play the drums, the maracas, the bells, or the washboards. A . . . → Read More: Building success By Creating Joy

Giving The Gift of Success:


The gift of success is so critical to our well being. I have the privilege of teaching Sunday school once a month at The Center for Spiritual Living in Maryland Heights, Missouri. During our next class, I will be leading them in three exercises designed to give them the gift of success, and to . . . → Read More: Giving The Gift of Success:

Building Success By Giving the Gift of Empathy


A Story of Empathy:  One Sunday morning, about eight months ago, I stood up on two numb feet. I felt scared, confused, and worried. Where did this come from? Would I experience neuropathy for the rest of my life? Why did it happen? I am still not cured. But I am considerably better due . . . → Read More: Building Success By Giving the Gift of Empathy

Building Success By Living a Life of Purpose


The first and third Fridays of each month are two of my favorite purpose filled days. That is when Wise Women Connect meets at Favrotto’s in Chesterfield, Mo.. We are small in number but mighty in purpose. Four members are invited to speak at each meeting. I’ve always been impressed by the strength of purpose . . . → Read More: Building Success By Living a Life of Purpose

Building Success By Giving the Gift of compassion


Chapter Fifty One: Building Success By Giving the Gift of Compassion:

Story: Barbara Pittmann: Barbara Pittmann has given the gift of compassion. When Barbara  was a teenager, she was overweight, shy, and did not have a wide circle of friends. So when her mother suggested she meet with a stockboy in her office, she . . . → Read More: Building Success By Giving the Gift of compassion

Buidling success with Gratitude



Successful People Build Gratitude Lists:

Story: Roberta Smith remains one of my dearest friends. She and I met in the enclaves of Grace World Church twenty years ago. Always the harbinger of good cheer, Roberta exudes the energies of love, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude. Her life mission is to minister to those suffering . . . → Read More: Buidling success with Gratitude

Building successful communities

Building Successful Communities:

Story: Communities are the bedrocks of either failure or success. The town of Ferguson, Missouri has recently been rocked by the killing of a black teenager at the hands of a Ferguson police officer. The facts of the case are not yet in as of this writing. The actions of several hundred . . . → Read More: Building successful communities

Build Success: Be a Dream Maker

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I’m developing a dual identity of depression survivor and success builder. There’s an old saying. “Kill two birds with one stone.” Being a dream maker accomplishes both beating depression and developing success. In his famous speech, Dr. Martin Luther King proclaimed “I have a dream.” He was a dream maker.

Our . . . → Read More: Build Success: Be a Dream Maker

Beating Depression By Finding Your Strengths


What a privilege it was to be able to speak to new employees at Missouri Psychiatric Center on beating depression by finding your strengths.

I have had the privilege, over the last year, to speak for Respect Speakers Institute. Respect Institute  was founded by Joel Slack who has experienced mental health challenges. Tremendous loss . . . → Read More: Beating Depression By Finding Your Strengths

Building Success Through Networking


Story: Joe Fremont is at the forefront of the networking movement. Joe Fremont’s life story brings tears to those who hear him speak. While his demeanor is one of confidence, fulfillment, and abundance, his experiences would have crippled a weaker person. When he was ten years old he was sexually abused by an alcoholic . . . → Read More: Building Success Through Networking


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