What is the Status Quo of Parenting? Why do I feel like I’m Failing?

Am I doing any of this right? Sometimes… I feel like a failure. Is it imagined or is there something here?¬†Bills get higher each week, external pressures increase, can’t seem to keep the house¬†clean, trouble keeping temper in check, timelines/schedules/budgets get missed, I just can’t keep up. Are my worries relevant or presumed? I wonder […]

Who are you?

I am desire. The desire to become something different, to attain a new identity, is something that is unique to humans; it separates us from any other species. In the animal world, animals just exist. They do not strive for a better life. Animals do not aspire to do or be more. Animals are merely […]

Ditch the natural decline; a different philosophy on aging and disposition.

I debated a unique thought process with a mentor of mine recently. It forced us to challenge our philosophy regarding personal development and age. The idea that with age, we mature and increase wisdom is commonly accepted. As much as I agree with that logic, is progression similarly applicable in manners of human behavior, personality […]

Two steps forward and one step back; take advantage of the one step back.

I attended a firefighting conference this past weekend. During a portion of the keynote presentation, the speaker discussed values. He related values to a compass noting how our values direct the path in our lives and jobs just as a compass directs our physical path across terrain. As captivating as his lecture truly was, for […]

Divorce and Parenting: When my kids hold me accountable.

There are a lot of everyday experiences in my children’s life that I don’t get to regularly participate. Little landmarks that I don’t get to witness. Often when dealing with the sadness of this reality, I mentally lecture myself that this is all byproduct of divorce. Consequence of failed marriage when children are involved. More […]