Encouraging Our Children to Read

As a kid, I loved books. Hardly a day went by without a visit to the school library. Then, to my delight, I discovered the library in our church. I could borrow books on Sundays, too! Milking time on the farm was intense. Contented cows produced the best milk. That… Read moreEncouraging Our Children to Read

7 Morning Rituals That Set Us on Track for a Great Day

  Rituals. We think we can do without them but quite the opposite is true. Athletes create rituals to prepare physically and mentally for top performance. The right morning rituals set us on track for a great day, empowered to handle pressure and stress. Why are rituals important? We are… Read more7 Morning Rituals That Set Us on Track for a Great Day

5 Things We Can Teach Our Children About Christmas

  It is easy to be knocked off balance and lose focus at Christmas. It is, after all, the busiest and most stressful season of the year. Even more so for our children. Egged on by seemingly harmless questions, “What do you want for Christmas?” or “What do you want… Read more5 Things We Can Teach Our Children About Christmas

5 Lessons to Create a Successful Day

_Anniversary_Games, _London_2013_Photo taken by J. Brichto_3″ width=”296″ height=”300″ />   Usain Bolt has revolutionized athletics. He is personable, entertaining, and he gets the job done with record-breaking performances. Track fans love him. Promoters bank on him. Usain’s 9.58-second record at the 2009 Olympics in Berlin was no fluke. It was… Read more5 Lessons to Create a Successful Day

HOW TO ESCAPE THE ‘CAGED-HAMSTER-ON-A-TREADMILL’ SYNDROME

  Our fast-paced life demands that we go, go, go to keep up. Pressures at work and hassles at home push us to the edge. We feel like the little hamster in a cage running to exhaustion on his treadmill going no-where fast. At the genesis of the universe, the… Read moreHOW TO ESCAPE THE ‘CAGED-HAMSTER-ON-A-TREADMILL’ SYNDROME

HOW STRESS ROBS YOUR EVENING

  Great sprinters like Usain Bolt spend hours in training perfecting their starts. They know that a good start propels them into position for a winning finish. A good start to your day empowers you to perform well and finish strong. Let me ask what may seem a silly question:… Read moreHOW STRESS ROBS YOUR EVENING