[caption id="attachment_22421" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]When I change the world changes with me! This is my personal affirmation. All of us would like for things to change for the better. It is within this hope that you are able to deal with life’s up’s and down’s. Some look for change to take place outside of them. They wish for others to be different. The truth is that real change takes place within us. In order to live life to its fullest, you must change what you see, say, and do. You have to become the change you wish to see.
[caption id="attachment_22360" align="alignleft"]canstockphoto[/caption]All around the country, families will be coming together to give thanks. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel days of the year. People will be traveling near and far to be with friends and loved ones. During Thanksgiving, I will be in Michigan with my mom enjoying family and friends. Family is the basic building blocks for communities, and it is a big part of the American culture. As you and your family give thanks, take some time to reflect on what it really means to be family.
[caption id="attachment_22277" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]Two week’s ago, I wrote about “Man interrupted.” This week I would like to talk about women interrupted. The soul of a woman is her emotional center. It is where her feelings, esteem, thoughts and most importantly her emotions reside. When the soul of a woman is wounded, her abilities are hampered, her creativity is stifled and potential is restricted to the extent of her pain. The events that caused her wound, scars her and freezes her emotionally to the point of impact. The woman that she should be is interrupted by the girl she never got to be.
[caption id="attachment_22137" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]Men are born whole. They come into the world full of wonder and potential. Their souls and spirits are one, and they are at peace internally and externally. As life goes on, the good in man is processed normally, but when something happens that wounds his ego, attacks his sexuality, or scars him emotionally, a tear is made in his masculine soul. In some men, this attack took place before his clear memory was formed or at an age that caused his desires to be sidetracked. His soul is interrupted, and his thick skin is no longer his protection. He is now a man interrupted who is sexually, emotionally, and spiritually derailed.
[caption id="attachment_22065" align="alignleft"]PhotoXpress[/caption]Student progress reports will be sent out soon. This will be the first indicator of how your student is performing. It has been proven that parent participation is the factor that makes the difference. Parents’ active involvement with their child’s education at home and school brings great rewards and can have a significant impact on their child’s life. Parents, grandparents, and people of influence are instrumental in helping each child succeed.
[caption id="attachment_21994" align="alignleft"]stockvault-love152285[/caption]The season is changing right before our eyes. Leaves are falling, days are getting shorter, and temperatures are dropping. Relationships have their season as well, and it is similar to what you would expect to see in nature. Whether it is the fall, winter, spring or summer, they all require change and adjustments. The sooner you are able to determine the season you are in, the easier it is to make the right type of adjustment. Here are a few seasonal tips to live by.
[caption id="attachment_21914" align="alignleft"]Dr. Margaret Lovejoy, Founder & Director of The Family Place[/caption]Each night, approximately 9,000 individuals in Minnesota experience homelessness. Of the 9,000 individuals who experience homelessness each night, about 7,000 are “fortunate” enough to receive shelter from a variety of homeless service providers across the state, according to a number of quarterly shelter surveys conducted by the Department of Human Services over the past few years. Worse yet, neither of these numbers include the hundreds of individuals who spend the night in a place not meant for human habitation, such as under a bridge or in a car. Children and unaccompanied youth regularly account for nearly half of those sheltered and turned away.
[caption id="attachment_21852" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]Every year about this time, I share my insight on the need to reset your emotional clock. With the holidays approaching coupled with year-end and New Year resolutions, the need to be emotionally strong is essential. What do you do when you get overwhelmed? How do you deal with the stress and the pressure that each day brings? Every day, a little more pressure is added to your emotional reservoir. Every day it gets closer to capacity. You must learn to reset your emotional clock and refresh your spiritual reservoir.
[caption id="attachment_21781" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]We have all heard the saying “Beauty is more than skin deep,” and it is true. What we see on the outside must also be reflected on the inside for it to be true beauty. Modesty, humility, compassion, and consideration must be inwardly present as well. A pretty face and an ugly soul are not attractive. This is partial beauty at best. To be all together beautiful, you must possess inner and outer beauty.
[caption id="attachment_21701" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]I would like to review the topic of the 4 pillars of a healthy relationship. This is something that I have shared in the past, but it is a noteworthy topic that cannot be discussed enough. When two people come together an emotional bridge is created. This emotional bridge represents the feelings that they have for each other. Just as support is needed in a physical bridge, these feelings must be supported by underling principles. These principles serve as the foundation for the relationship, and they are supported by words and actions that work for the good of both people involved. These words and actions or pillars, are necessary for successful interaction.