The Comparison Trap

Comparing yourself to others may lead to dissatisfaction and unhappiness.

The Urgency of Now

We are faced with many choices every day. The choices that matter most are the ones that help to make the world a better place and the ones that help to elevate our brothers and sisters. Do not be fooled. Our lives and our needs are intricately connected that what we do on a personal […]

3 Ways to Help Teachers Flourish in the Classroom

Year after year, we see teachers striking around the country – West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky, and now Los Angeles, where tens of thousands walked out of the classroom to protest their large class sizes, low salaries, and lack of supporting staff. Right here in Florida, there continues to be a teacher shortage impacting the […]

There Will Never Be a Right Time

Right about now your new year’s resolutions are starting to look less interesting. It’s been two weeks and life is settling in as normal and that burst of energy you felt for change at the end of 2018 is slowing down. One thing is for sure. Time is not slowing down. It stops for no […]

Braving Your World #1

You know how important people are in your cirle of influence. They can either make you or break you. How have you handled people that you can’t seem to get along with no matter what and who you can’t seem to get rid of?

Do You Have a Growth Plan for Your Children?

This morning, my son and I had a heart-to-heart talk about the future. As an eigth grader, he has a lot on his plate. He plays soccer for his middle school and the local competitive league. He made all-county, solo and ensemble program for playing trombone. He is a member of the National Junior Honor […]

My Dream Woke Me Up at 2:40 a.m.

Do you find yourself tossing and turning in bed every morning or maybe be every night? It never fails. At certain hours of the morning, I would repeatedly move from side-to-side, on my stomach, and on my back, unable to find a comfortable sleeping position. Then, I would get up, go to the bathroom, and […]

Get to Know Yourself

What is your favorite color (s)? Why? What kind of work do you enjoy doing? Why? What’s your favorite smell? Why? What is your dream car? What kind of food do you enjoy? Where would you prefer to live? Why? Describe your perfect home. What are you good at doing? When and how did you […]

Dump Your Baggage…to Move Forward

We all have baggage. They were given to us in our childhoods by parents, friends, and associates. Later on in life, our spouses and employers give us some more baggage. Although baggage can be associated with good and bad things that happened to us, the word is mostly used to describe the effects of negative […]

You Want Knowledge, Go Get It

Imagine going to college having no idea what you are going to major in. Having absolutely no idea who you will become and what you will do. You see, some people are born knowing who they want to be. Because of that knowledge, they can easily eliminate all the clutter that life brings and focus […]

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