Life is a gift. As far as we know it, it's the only one we have. We owe it to ourselves to live it in the best way we know how.
We teach people how to treat us by the way we behave. What are you teaching people? To love and respect you and acknowledge your contribution with gratitude. Or To think of you as SO dependable that you'll do anything for them, even at the cost of your own health and sanity.
So, as is always the case, the toughest critics, the biggest backstabbers, the most challenging situations are always the people, places and issues where we have the biggest breakthroughs in our lives.
After all we aren't raising kids. We are raising our next generation political leaders, business owners, community advocates and professionals. But most of all, hopefully we are raising kind, compassionate and gentle men and women with a heart for their community and a commitment to do good in the world. Your kids are watching more than you know. Put on a good show.
On Thursday evening, I came home from work and kids activities feeling nauseous and barely able to lift my head for fear of throwing up. I thought it was food poisoning. I thought i would be back on my feet in 12 hours. But-- i had no 'ejections' of any kind. Hmmm.
I went to a wine walk yesterday here in Camarilllo. It was being held in our little downtown district to help bring more visitors and drive traffic into the stores. A good concept to be sure. I took an uber to get there, and had this interesting out of body observation of myself. I spent … Continue reading Look Up From Your Phone
Exercise moves your physical body and occupies your human mind for you cannot exercise and think about anything other than what you are doing for fear of injury. Stay focused. Exercise helps you engage all parts of your body and mind and get them working in unison in a way that few other activities can … Continue reading Exercise is Poetry of the Body
You cannot plant seeds or plants into soil that hasn't been stirred up or amended. You cannot stick seeds for new growth into existing soil beds that already have plants growing. There is no space or nutrients for this new growth. In the same way in order for you to have growth, in order to … Continue reading The Storm before the Calm