Are You Running Through Mud?

Have you ever tried running through mud? It’s not something to undertake on a whim. Different tools and skills are needed. In life, we sometimes get stuck and need to learn new tools and skills. We can help provide those life-saving tools that will reach for you in your most vulnerable moments, and help pull you out of the mud.

Four reasons why hope breeds success

Four reasons why hope breeds success A larger vision “Don’t get your hopes up,” the world so often says. Being hopefully optimistic leaves you open to disappointment, and the result? Hope aversion. But naturally optimistic and hopeful people tend to achieve more. Look at most of the people that you know who are high achievers. […]

How to reconcile hope with failure

How to reconcile hope with failure Living the life of an optimist, one naturally filled with hope, how do you continually reconcile a seemingly never-ending barrage of disappointment? Certainly, merely choosing to live optimistically or being hopeful doesn’t make you immune to disappointment, nor does it mean that everything you hope for will come true. […]

Of Royal Birth

Of Royal Birth I am a Child of Royal Birthby Anna Johnson I am a child of royal birth.My Father is King of heaven and earth.My spirit was born in the courts on high.A child beloved, a princess (prince) am I. I’ve always loved this poem because of its simple statement of value of the […]

Life Sculptor

Life Sculptor In association with “It is what you make of it” and “The Builders“, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, here’s another beautiful poem supporting the same point. Life SculptureGeorge Washington Doane Chisel in hand stood a sculptor boyWith his marble block before him,And his eyes lit up with a smile of joy,As an angel-dream passed […]

Someone who decided to make a difference

Someone who decided to make a difference Today I read an inspiring article on CNN about Scott Silverman. About twenty three years ago, Scott was on the verge of stepping out of an open window on the 44th floor. His life was a shambles. He was depressed and despair had taken hold of him. Fortunately, […]

Arthur C. Clarke, an example of packaging

Arthur C. Clarke, an example of packaging Today Arthur C. Clarke passed away. For those of you who may not recognize the name, he was most widely known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey. Many luminaries paid tribute to him. He was also widely known among other fantasy writers for his famous comment “Any […]

Placebo – the power of belief

Placebo – the power of belief In pharmacological research, every test that is done on a group of individuals must also have a “control group.” Instead of getting the real test drug, they get a placebo—an inert drug. It’s simply a substance that resembles the actual drug in appearance, but is nothing more than water […]

Don’t stare in your rear-view mirror

Don’t stare in your rear-view mirror Back when I was learning to drive, I had this really obnoxious drivers ed instructor who would reach his hand out the open window and smack the roof of the car, sending you into severe shock and making you slam on the brakes. Then he’d lecture you about not […]