Eighty Seven and Still Success filled

Success filled

Meet Rose, an eight seven year old success filled woman who went to college and graduated.

The professor looked out at his class on the first day of the semester. He had a sea of nineteen year olds and one wrinkled octogenarian, Rose, who wanted to finish her college degree.

They established an . . . → Read More: Eighty Seven and Still Success filled

Success: From Scars to Stars

Building success

Building success involves turning life scars into stars. Have you ever felt cheated by life’s challenges? Did you have a rough childhood? Do you bear the scars of rejection, addictions, or ill health? Don’t allow hurts, disappointments, and sorrows to dim your vision for your life. learn to build your purpose by finding . . . → Read More: Success: From Scars to Stars

Building Success With Compassion


Compassion works well with the elderly,  with handicapped children, and with the terminally ill.  I have the privilege of working at a local nursing home doing music therapy. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I meet with 15 to twenty residents and do a theme related program. Yes, the music speaks to them. Rhythm band activities . . . → Read More: Building Success With Compassion

Putting Boundaries on Anger

Boundaries on Anger:

It pays to put boundaries on anger. I have a student who runs a woman’s resell shop with her mother and her sister. I asked her if working with family sometimes causes stress. She said “Of course, we’re human.”  We don’t allow each other to remain angry longer than twenty minutes.”

What . . . → Read More: Putting Boundaries on Anger

Building Success Through Networking

Success Networking is a powerful success tool

Story: Joe Fremont’s life story brings tears to those who hear him speak.  Joe’s life story is one of success in spite of early childhood trauma. While his demeanor is one of confidence, fulfillment, and abundance, his experiences would have crippled a weaker person. When he was . . . → Read More: Building Success Through Networking

Challenging Teens

Challenging Teens

Hats off the parents dealing with challenging teens. This is a time of life that can be just as vexing as the terrible twos. What parent loves to sit up nights waiting for a cruising teenager to come home?

What parent wonders what kind of trouble their teenager is courting? And what parent . . . → Read More: Challenging Teens

Staying in the Present Moment

Present Moment

Staying in the present moment can be a rewarding challenge.

I have the acquaintance of a young woman who has her whole life ahead of her. Lori has a brilliant mind, a wonderful family, and a bright future ahead of her.

I thought about what life can bring her. That old green-eyed monster, jealousy, . . . → Read More: Staying in the Present Moment

Building Successful Children


Do you want to raise successful children?

I have had the privilege of teaching hundreds of children the art of playing the piano and guitar during a long teaching career.

Those who achieve the most have parents who discipline, who encourage regular practice, and who insist on wholehearted concentration during lessons.

Six year old . . . → Read More: Building Successful Children

Bringing Healing: Leading and Seeding

Bringing Healing

Learn to bring healing to broken hearts, families, and communities.

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Church  in Ferguson, Missouri, yesterday. I expected to drive into a town replete with broken down buildings, unkempt homes, and derelict businesses. Instead I saw an intact community of residences and financial establishments.  Every church . . . → Read More: Bringing Healing: Leading and Seeding

Making Peace With Change

Making Peace With Change

We’ve all  been witness t o pivotal change this past  week. The Supreme Court decision on gay marriage has ricocheted across the nation, causing both jubilation and distress. Change made its way into our culture, our religious beliefs, and the legal definition of marriage.

One can hardly turn on the radio . . . → Read More: Making Peace With Change