I have never been shy about the service that my family and myself have done for others. This is not because I need or even want praise for our efforts. I want others to see and know how serving others helps in your personal life. I recently switched from juvenile justice into working with those … Continue reading SERVING YOUR FELLOW MAN: How service to others builds your relationships.
I am going to take a minute and spill the beans about myself. Are you ready? Here it goes. I AM A GREAT TEACHER BUT A VERY BAD STUDENT. I will answer why this is at a later time because I would bet that many of you are the same way. I have learned that … Continue reading HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND…Healthy living leads to healthy relationships…
Working with at-risk teens over the years have taught me so many things but the most powerful is saying I accept. Part of the curriculum in the facility where I worked was to accept things that happened in your life wrong, right or indifferent. The principal behind this one that that is designed to slow … Continue reading CONTROLLING THE SITUATION….. The power of saying I accept.
With spring here it is time to clean out the house, find the summer clothes and plan a trip or two.We love cleaning in the spring because it gives us a sense of renewal and a breath of fresh air. The smell of the clean air provides a relaxing feeling that we use to put … Continue reading SPRING TIME… Time to clean out the closet!
Think about the last time you had an argument with a spouse or child. Did you find what you were looking for?
We have all been watching the news and have seen the video of the United Airlines passenger getting dragged off of an overbooked flight. The outrage and the backlash is mounting as United scrambles to do damage control. This situation is very similar to some relationships between parents and children. This is where conflict resolution … Continue reading FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES… Using conflict resolution in stressful situations.
I was visiting with my son and grandson last week when I was given this challenge. My son told me that he had been reading my blogs and thought they were really good except for one thing. He told me that he knew what I was talking about when I would use the term At-Risk … Continue reading AT-RISK… What does it mean?
One of the best areas to focus on with parents or teens in an at risk relationship is aggression replacement. The ability to recognize that you are getting angry is the first step to replacing an aggressive act. Let's look at some facts first; anger is the first emotion we feel those very first moments … Continue reading YOU MAD BRO? Learning aggression replacement…
We have all seen and heard the cash me outside girl making waves in the media as of late. What a silly thing to be hearing all around us. Where did it come from and why is it so damn popular now? There is really no substance to the statement and it offers nothing in … Continue reading CASH ME OUTSIDE, HOW BOUT NOT! The effect that media plays in relationships.
This post will be an outlet for me for me to let go of some frustration from the weekend. I will still wrap it into the way we deal with parents and at risk teens. From time to time I will moonlight as a bouncer for a friend that owns an Irish Bar. Well Friday … Continue reading TURN DOWN FOR WHAT? The art of putting up with other people’s crap….