Bumps, Bruises, and Other Sure Signs You Are Learning

By Kim Bessolo, faculty member at American Military UniversityChurning waves pushed the board into the back of my head, knocking off my sunglasses and filling my nose with salt water. A handful of sunbathers rushed to offer help as I stumbled to shore. This was the first time I’d had my stand-up paddle board in the waters off Malibu, and I made a memorable impression, though not a good one. When you’re a bathing suit wearing 50-something, you don’t want attention drawn to yourself—unless you want to keep improving....more

Win the Battle, Lose the Love

 You throw the credit card bill in the middle of the kitchen table with a victorious flourish. Ta-da! You were right. HE’s the one who maxed out the card. HE’s the one who spent needless dollars on some foolish whats-it that wasn’t in the budget. HE’s the one who puts his selfish needs above the good of the family. HE…well, HE walked out of the room. Fine, who cares. You gloat happily. ...more

Modeling Imperfection

Today one thing is on my mind. It’s about all of the unintentional modeling we do. The modeling of imperfection. The modeling of poor parenting. The modeling of rushed decisions....more