Seeking Health and Fulfillment

Health and Fulfillment:

Good health is a prerequisite for happiness and fulfillment. So how does one pursue health? How does one build a healthy physique? And how does health set the stage for success?

Ten healthy habits:

Remove sugar from your diet. The down sides of sugar are numerous including: Feeds candida, We all have candida. . . . → Read More: Seeking Health and Fulfillment

Speak Up and Speak Out!

Speak Up: Take the Pledge

Take the pledge for yourself, for your neighborhood, for your country, and for the world.

What a gift God gave us when we were created with the ability to speak. No one knows this better than those of us who are challenged with vocal problems.

 I start each music . . . → Read More: Speak Up: Take the Pledge

Singing to Success


Singing is the best therapy:


I have something called vocal dysphonia, a condition in which the vocal cords tighten, making speech and singing difficult. I share this in common with Diane Rehm.

A few months back, I opted to get a botox treatment for this condition. I was told at the outset that . . . → Read More: Singing to Success

Three Happiness Stories

Three Happiness stories:

Henry Ford, R. H. Macy, and F. W. Woolworth were all happiness promoters.

Henry Ford: While Ford is today known for the assembly line and his success in building Ford Motor Company,  he wasn’t an instant success. In fact, his early businesses failed and left him broke five times before he founded the successful . . . → Read More: Three Happiness Stories

Living Your Talents: Building Your Success

Living Your Talents:  

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.

John Dewey

Story: Mother Gerard Smith:

Mother Gerard found happiness when her work was in line with her talents.

High School Principal: Who doesn’t flinch when being . . . → Read More: Living Your Talents: Building Your Success

Preparing Teens for Successful Lives


My mother was an expert on preparing teens for successful lives. When I was ten years old, she sat me down for a mom to daughter encounter and told me that I could come to her with any concern or worry I might have. What a treasure that was!

So how can we prepare . . . → Read More: Preparing Teens for Successful Lives

Ten Small Blessings

Small Blessings:

Life is made up of small blessings. How many blessings do we take for granted? How many small things add to the value of our lives?

I have a condition called spasmodic vocal dysphonia. After several months of voice therapy, I decided to receive a botox treatment. Botox treatments can cause temporary breathiness, which . . . → Read More: Ten Small Blessings

Three Success Secrets

Three Success Secrets:

Three Success secrets; Perseverance, perspiration, and purpose.

Success secrets number One: Perseverance: Anything worth achieving involves perseverance, or the ability to stick with a goal through frustration, challenges, and obstacles. Think of the work of Orville and Wilbur Wright who worked through the process of building that first airplane. Where would the world . . . → Read More: Three Success Secrets

Ten Things Successful people Do

Successful People:

There are ten things that successful people do:

Successful people learn the value of delayed gratification. Success does not come quickly. It’s often a long and arduous road. Bill Gates and his business partner used to spend four to five hours each day experimenting with computers. Success comes with a price and with a . . . → Read More: Ten Things Successful people Do

Facing Down Frustration


The last few days have been frought with frustration! I’m working on my second book, Doorways to Your Success, and have decided to do some advance posting on success related blogs. My account with Disqus was no longer active. When I reestablished it, Disqus was not sending a verification email to me so I could . . . → Read More: Facing Down Frustration