Choose Love

Imagine 2 people sitting in chairs. When they face away from each other they are both experiencing a heart at war. They are not seeing each other or considering the other at all. Each is faced inward, only contemplating how they have been wronged, judged, and mishandled. When you have Read more…

ASK

The teacher, if indeed wise, does not bid you to enter the house of their wisdom, but leads you to the threshold of your own mind.” -Kahlil Gibran One of the best ways to lead your teen to know their own mind is to ask great questions. They may wonder Read more…

Parenting Sucks

This is the title of my presentation I am doing for Makana Leadership Academy. It’s an eye-catcher for sure. Things have been hard lately, and when I say things, I mean my brain. It’s been stirring up trouble for sure. Pointing fingers, jumping to conclusions, scrambling to fix, worst-case scenario Read more…

Unsolicited Advice

Lately I’ve been giving Mr. 17 (mostly) unsolicited advice. He’s trying to sell his truck. He’s looking for another job. He’s sick and tired of our small town and wants the fastest ticket to anywhere. I have lots to say about these things. After all, I’m older, wiser, have been Read more…

CONNECTION

This is the tool we’ve been successfully implementing in our family. Choosing connection as the TOP priority. Building our family “cage” to be free of judgment, lectures, power struggles, fear, self-righteousness and so forth. It’s not easy, but it’s working. How can I connect with _____ today, is one of Read more…