Several years ago, on a Sunday morning, I listened as a husband and wife team urged the congregation to look at the connection between our self-talk and the way we live. They talked about how our beliefs (what we think/say) form a foundation for the emotional "houses" we live in and how those emotions then… Continue reading Don’t Remodel, Rebuild
Depending on your source, it has been said that the average adult speaks anywhere from 10,000 – 30,000 words each day. This reminds me of a movie that came out years ago about a man who only had 1000 words left before he died. The movie, starring Eddie Murphy, got me to thinking about what… Continue reading Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say
I know, I know. The popular saying is “Don’t quit your daydream,” and here I am saying the opposite: quit your daydream. No, I am not saying to give up on your hopes for your life. No, there is nothing wrong with wanting more and wanting to add more to the lives of others. I… Continue reading Time to Quit Your Daydream
On the last day of 2018, I awakened from my sleep with the phrase, “The end of prevalence” on my mind. See, I was lying there in somewhat of a dream-like state, with my eyes closed, and a slight awareness of a full bladder. I could tell the room was no longer completely dark, and… Continue reading The End of Prevalence
In many ways, social media has provided us with ways to connect to those across the world. Yet, many struggle to relate in healthy ways to those who are “up close.” Rather than feel connected, they report feeling more alone and isolated. How can this be? Have we lost the ability to engage one-on-one? Are… Continue reading U.P.C.L.O.S.E. – 7 Rules of Engagement
Relationships! They can be tricky. There is the business of maintaining a sense of self and sharing space and time with another. It doesn't matter if the relationship is with a friend, co-worker, or intimate partner; making sure things stay healthy takes work. Below are seven tips on how to have healthy connections with friends and… Continue reading How to Have a Healthy Relationship
Close to 30 years ago my African American History professor (whose name escapes me) predicted the detriment the Walkman™ would have on relationships. He wondered why people found it necessary to plug their ears when in public. He questioned if people did this to avoid talking and used the Walkman™ as an excuse to disconnect… Continue reading Did Social Networking Ruin Our Relationships?