Category Archives: Courage

MOM MET HIM THE NIGHT BEFORE. HE’S IN THE KITCHEN

“It starts somewhere. It starts in the home. I know what a mass shooter can look like.

First time I saw him, I was 13. The sun wasn’t even up yet and I was wearing my track uniform. I poured myself a bowl of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, turned and there he was, sitting at the round pale-blue Formica table reading the newspaper and drinking a cup of coffee.

He was a large man. Wavy hair and beard intertwined with strands of black and white. Blue-blue eyes. A department store Santa. He smiled at me. Introduced himself. I was late for practice. So I told him to wash his dishes before he left.”

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Is the relationship worth saving?

Social media is bounteous with negatives regarding men, women, relationships and reasons for divorce. Is yours worth saving? “Rescuing your relationship means rescuing you. Until you begin to live with dignity, respect, and emotional integrity, you will not have that quality and level of interaction with anyone else.” Phil McGraw “Elisabeth Henson is a mom that went on quite a big rant after she saw a photo her husband has taken of himself and their baby. The cute photo shows the father cradling the baby while eating a snack. However, … Continue reading

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Parents, you can be the instrument of change.

Teaching our children by example and providing role models sets the tone for the rest of their lives. Allowing your children to question, respectfully, and challenge everything, even what you teach and say, will develop their interpersonal skills so they won’t be taken advantage of. You don’t want to hear that your son was harassed on the job (think RCMP) or your daughter was groped by a family member or in the work place and you knew you had failed to teach them how to combat such behavior. I encouraged … Continue reading

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A morning ritual which may change your day (s).

Motivation. Your weekend thought provoking short read. Anthony Robins has motivated hundreds of thousands of successful people, one person at a time. I have learned from and quoted Robbins numerous times in my novels whose characters are successful in their fields. Thanks to Kasteen Michelle Beltowski for making Robbins my weekend exercise. Here are his morning stimulating exercises. 1. Breathing Begin by sitting straight with your eyes closed. Inhale deeply through your nostrils while simultaneously lifting your arms in a shoulder press motion, and then exhale forcefully through your nostrils … Continue reading

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Equality. Leverage. Skill. COURAGE!

Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. Dr. Maya Angelou Sarah McLauchlan’s induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2017 Juno awards, reflects a strong, driven and accomplished woman. How did she get that confidence and determination? “I am grateful for luck of geography, being born in a country where the rights of girls and women are respected.” Sarah-McLachlans. Determined Canadian success Margie Warrell writes for Forbes and says, “Our deep desire to belong coupled … Continue reading

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