You decorated, cleaned, cooked, baked and changed the sheets. You checked everything off your list. Then you went back for round two and checked it off twice. But your palms are still sweaty. Your heart is pounding. Your face is flush and your breath’s short. Any second now that doorbell is going to ring and […]
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Last spring I was on my way home from work when my wife called in a panic. “Honey,” she exclaimed, “there are bees in the chimney.” “OK,” I replied dryly (it had been a long day), “I’ll drop by Lowes and grab some bee spray.” A couple minutes lapsed and I got another call. This […]
Networking versus relationship building—aren’t they pretty much the same thing? I’ll admit, I thought they were until recently. Listening to a podcast featuring Glen Jackson of Jackson Spalding in Atlanta changed my mind. As Jackson says, “Networking is about meeting people; relationship building is about investing in people. Networking is a task; relationship building is […]
Luke (name has been changed) was a lot like of other teenage boys: a huge sports fan who loved the Rangers, Netflix, and his X-Box. The youngest of three children and only son of prominent Dallas attorneys, Luke seemed to have everything going for him. He was smart, likable, and set up for success. But […]
I have a love-hate relationship with the 24-hour news cycle. I mean, we get the best and worst of humanity delivered “live and as it’s happening” all day, every day. Don’t get me wrong – I realize I’m part of the problem. As a consumer of knowledge, I have a genuine desire to know what’s […]
Raising young children has been the most difficult job I’ve had. I know that’s not exactly a newsflash for a lot of people. But I was an only child who was consistently told by my family that I would one day make a great father. Somewhere along the line their reassurances translated into a simple […]
It’s typical for parents to equip themselves with knowledge on how to raise healthy children. However, we are rarely knowledgeable or prepared to deal with a struggling child. In an effort to motivate our children toward healthy behaviors and attitudes, we unfortunately and unintentionally say things that produce more shame and resistance. Over the many […]
By Geoff Heppes, Sports Blogger The famous slogan “no pressure, no diamonds,” made popular by former Baylor and Washington Redskins quarterback (now currently with the Cleveland Browns), Robert Griffin III, describes how athletes cannot achieve greatness and be true champions without enduring some hard pressure. This idea definitely applies to arguably the two best Olympic […]
We’re only three days in to the Olympics and every morning is like a holiday gift waiting to be ripped open! Running. Rowing. Cycling. Volleyball. Swimming. Gymnastics. Where do we start? There’s simply no end to the athleticism on display in each new Olympic hopeful and returning competitor. And while we’re off to a great […]
In just a few short days the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will begin! Athletes from around the world will take the field in their quest for the ultimate reward – the Olympic gold medal. Their performances will seem effortless. For some, their competitions will only last a few minutes. But their preparation and training […]
- The role of emotional harm in animal cruelty August 21, 2019A recent court case in Canada considered the emotional suffering of a dog. Scientific research and models of animal welfare mean cruelty is no longer defined only as physical harm.
- Why Won't My Teenage Son Listen? August 21, 2019Helping our teenage sons develop listening skills when they want to tune us out
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