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

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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

Building Success With the Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness:

Building success through the power of forgiveness can be a life long venture. I extend many thanks to Jody Stevenson for her Sunday night presentation at the Center for Spiritual Living in Saint Louis, Missouri.

I, and many others, have come to the planet to learn the power of forgiveness . . . → Read More: Building Success With the Power of Forgiveness

Perseverance and your success

Week Four: The sunshine of hard work, diligence, and perseverance.

Story: Pablo Casals: Noted cellist Pablo Casals was still practicing the cello eight hours a day when he was in his nineties. Prior to his routine with his cello, he practiced his piano two hours each day, playing Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin. This was his . . . → Read More: Perseverance and your success

Your Success: Risk Taking

Your Success

Week Three: The sunshine of risk taking; Achieving Your Success

Story: We all know about Christopher Columbus: He sailed the ocean blue in 1492 with the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Leaders of several European nations sponsored expediitions, hoping to find great wealth and undiscovered lands. The Portuguese were the earliest . . . → Read More: Your Success: Risk Taking

The Sunshine of Reward: Delayed Gratification

The Sunshine of Reward: Delayed Gratification.

Story: Johnny and the Toy Train: Delayed gratification.

Six year old Johnny had been dreaming about the Toy Train ever since he read about it in a book about Christmas toys. He wanted that set with his whole heart and soul. But, as he found out, he would have . . . → Read More: Delayed Gratification

June: Building Your Success

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June: The Sunshine of Your Success:

 

Story: Orville and Wilbur Wright: The first fixed wing powered flight: Wilbur and Orville Wright: The first attempt at flying their plane was on December 145h, 1903. This attempt failed and the plane had to be repaired before they could fly again. Wilbur was the pilot the . . . → Read More: June: Building Your Success