Choices

In coaching parents to lead their children well, we often say: “Rules without Relationship breeds Rebellion” and “Relationship without Rules breeds Entitlement.” We also believe, that a home without choices and practiced failure breeds insecurity. Sara Blakely,...

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Purity: No Shades Of Grey

Check out this intelligent and compelling argument for No Shades of Grey in our relationships! In a two-part presentation, Pastor Bill Towne of Rolling Hills Community Church tackles the hard issues with a solid footing in the scientific research and in the...

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The Gift of Self-Awareness

When one thinks of the gifts that come from holding leadership positions, one generally thinks of the triumphs of success or the importance of legacy.  I believe one of the greatest gifts that can come from leadership is – if allowed to happen – self awareness that...

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2015 Resolutions: Making Room for the UNEXPECTED

The art of noticing feelings can truly transform our experiences of life and allow us to remember what is most important. No one will remember how clean our house is, how big our bank accounts are, or how often we made it to the gym. They will remember if we were...

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2015 Resolutions: Opening up to FEELING

Neurobiology and the science of memory tells us that we only recall good or bad memories that have a sense of deep emotions where our five senses are activated. The smell of grandma’s pies cooking in the kitchen, the sound of the football crowd roaring in the stadium...

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2015 Resolutions: BEING More

What would you say about a New Year's resolution that did not focus on doing more—such as working out more, organizing the house more, making more money—but rather was centered on just BEING? Yes, being. In an achievement oriented culture that is always applauding the...

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Focus on the Donut, not the Hole

Donuts are a sore subject in our home. Jeff takes our girls out for donuts to get into "daddy trouble." The girls have grown to love these special traditions with their dad, so it is very hard to start a revolution against donuts in our house. I once read that donuts...

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Teach Someone to Fish

Have you ever witnessed someone fly fishing?  As a youngster, I can remember seeing a man in a float tube casting a fly to rising trout, and it stopped me in my tracks.  How can he move all that fishing line above his head and keep it above water like that?  How does...

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