Tag Archives: empowerment


Making a List and Checking it Twice, Planning for a Better Year

  As we come to the end of 2016 it is wise to take some time to reflect. We probably have as many if not more concerns than we had last year at this time. I am making a list and checking it twice; over the next several days! My list has nothing to do […]


It’s Time For Lemonade

The temperature is rising. School’s out for summer. Blockbuster movies, with high paid celebrities are being rolled out. There is a buzz in the air about leisurely travel. It’s time for lemonade! While school and some of our regular duties may be on hold, the complex issues that make living in this time frame fraught […]


Thank You!

There are so many times that the words thank you do not seem like enough. There is also nothing like a heartfelt thank you. The practice of being thankful has medicinal properties. Thankfulness inspires, motivates, rewards, and connects. That connectedness relates to well-being. With Thankfulness Thank you adds to our lives. An attitude of thankfulness […]


We Are Teaching Children

While many classroom teachers will experience a hiatus for the next several weeks from their typical environment their students remain in the classroom of life. No matter what your vocation you are a teacher too. Your daily actions, as they unfold before the eyes of a child provide lessons for them to learn. You are […]


Float While Swimming in the Deep

We are moving into the season where more people will be spending time at the beach or in the pool. While my aquatic prowess in the flesh is not necessarily advancing I am achieving spiritually. We are all required to improve our ability to navigate spiritually. This is clearly put to the test while swimming […]


The Good News About Depression

We are all exposed to depression in one form or another routinely. Depression is devastating and real. It touches families and communities in tremendous numbers. Generally depression is not desirable. I offer the good news about depression. Depression that is, self-imposed, can be rewarding; that is good news. Perhaps you have been, or would classify […]


Yes, Compassion

This day marks a time when many will observe Easter, or Resurrection Sunday. Passover, Pesach, and Lent are also observed during this season. There is a common thread that crosses lines of various religious observances—yes, compassion. Religious or not, your life and the lives of those around you will be enhanced with the practice of, […]