Hey Kids: Stop begging and GET A JOB.

I completely understand it: times are hard, the economy is bad, there isn't a lot of "spare" money floating around. You do what you have to do to get by, I get it. But really you didn't have any better idea than standing out side the grocery store and asking for spare change?...more

The Watchman at the Gate

Any person who spends enough time in a given atmosphere will become more comfortable in it.  Humans are naturally adaptable and become desensitized to common encounters and events, bad or good; they become normal to us. It all happens effortlessly.  Whatever we surround ourselves with becomes the baseline for our values, beliefs and views.  The media and advertising industry have a tremendous influence over our (and our children's) innermost beliefs.  Without our permission we are taught that:...more

America's beauty shines at soldier's memorial

Last month, while on loan from his family and his hometown of Owasso, Okla., Army Sgt. Andrew Looney was killed by a suicide bomber attack in Afghanistan. Three years ago, Sgt. Looney lost part of his right foot in Iraq. He went through rehab, was fit for a prosthetic, and instead of opting out of the military and out of the battlefield, he picked up right where he left off....more

Thank you for sharing this with us. My heart goes out to Looney's family. I'm passing this on to ...more

Using Stars to Get Unstuck

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore Do you have a few projects lingering on your to-do list? Maybe it is making those regular sales calls you know you need to make, but just can’t bring yourself to do....more

Yoga Hope

So I'm back from my first yoga class. Oooweee that was tough. I had no idea how hard it was going to be. I was able to do all the poses but the instructor went so fast between them. I don't know if that's the way they all go but it would be easier if it was just a bit slower. I think, too, that as I increase my strength the yoga will get much easier. My wrists, arms, and thighs hurt the most and made it very difficult to maintain each stance for the time she alotted. I'm not giving up though. No way! I've got it Monday, Wed. and Friday....more

Bribing Students to Learn~Motivating Students

This is an interesting question-- How does one motivate a student?...more

My So-Called Spoken Life: Vol. 1

 Sometimes you get tired of reading, I get it. I'm about to make it a little easier on you....more

Pain In The Jabez

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One Love

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Stop Self-Sabotaging Behavior Before it Gains Momentum

Anyone having battled depression, anxiety, or an addiction, knows that the downward spiral extends further than it appears when teetering on the edge of control. Even if you’ve not experienced conditions as serious as these, it’s likely you’ve plunged head first into a dizzying, self-sabotaging abyss. I’ve been known to fling myself—like a dodo bird—over the edge of rationale on numerous occasions. In fact, I spent the better part of yesterday clawing my way out of doubt-induced rubble.   You’d think—by age 37—I’d know better, that I’d know how to stop self-perpetuated mental anguish before it takes me for a ride. But I don’t; or if I do, I don’t practice it. What I have learned—with desperate attachment—is...more