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.
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
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
I attended a Buddhist meditation class last week. The teacher talked about inner and outer problems in a way that really resonated with me. Outer problems are the ones we have no control over- the ones that happen to us as a part of living our lives- our car breaks down or someone cuts us … Continue reading Inner and Outer Problems
You will never know what the total cost of your education was, but for a lifetime you will recall and relive the memories of schools and colleges. Few years from now, you will forget the amount you paid to settle the hospitalization bill, but will ever cherish having saved your mother's life or the life … Continue reading Money has no memory – Experience has.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.