Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #102

Join Jane and I in our discussion about being able to just say “NO” to our kids and how many parents make the mistake of trying to be friends with their kids when what they need to have is parents who love them and care for them and who are ready to participate in their child’s education around learning the tough life lessons that will keep them safe and healthy. They don’t need more friends they need parents who can tell them like it is.

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Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #101

Jane and I decided to start off the next 100 episodes here with a chat about community-what it means to be in ‘community’ and how they are important to us as people. Do we need to be involved in ‘community’ in order to feel that we belong? How do you express your sense of community? I mentioned that I can be a part of a ‘community’ and yet not actually be a physical part. what are you feelings about ‘community’–do you feel as though you belong to a larger purpose and if you do then what happens to your individuality and the concept of being comfortable in your skin.

Check out the rest of our chat by clicking on the arrow on the link below. Thanks for stopping by–enjoy, All the best, Jim

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Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #100

Jane and I talk about fear in a different context than the usual one. We also talk about the reasons we started doing Truth Talkin’ Thursdays and what it means to work in service to others. We share what each of us got from speaking out and where we hope to go from here. Check it out to see how you could become a part of what we are doing. Let us know at: jim.lifechoice@gmail.com  OR  jterdik@hotmail.com

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Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #99

This week Jane and I talk about the state of our families and the state of our community. We come at those issues from a different place yet we arrive at the same place at the end of our discussion.

My point during this video is that as parents we used to teach our children their life lessons by the verbal messages we sent. We would tell our kids what is acceptable and what isn’t. We would help them understand that there are rules that we need to live by otherwise we will live in chaos and violence. Is that the type of world that we want to live in? Today we parent our kids much differently. Today our kids learn from us by the messages we don’t send. If we don’t stand up and say what needs to be said–if we are no committal or silent  then our children assume that it must be OK otherwise they meaning parents would have said something.

Check out the rest of our conversation by clicking on the link below. IF you have a comment get it to me by going to my web site at jimcloughley.com  OR  by sending me an email at jim.lifechoice@gmail.com

Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #98

Join Jane and I this week as we talk about decisions we make and whether or not we make them considering how they might affect those around us. We often find ourselves in positions of needing to make or wanting to make a decision or decisions that are in our best interests. Is that selfish or is it the way people grow and progress? Any decisions we make have the potential to be  life changing for us. Do we just go ahead and make the change or further the decision we set in motion or should we and do we have the obligation to tell others around us what we are doing ahead of time knowing that they will be affected by what we have decided to do?

Enjoy the conversation and send me your thoughts about what you have heard. Thanks for tuning in–all the best, Jim

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Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #97

Jane and I talk about a topic we have been kickin’ around for awhile and that’s parenting–how our approach has changed how our efforts have changed and how our beliefs, values and message has changed. Kids are growing up faster than ever physically but not so much emotionally and mentally. Although there is always danger in speaking about “absolutes”–(all kids or all parents) it is no secret that many parents have all but stopped being parents in the traditional sense and the kids are paying a high price and so is society and our communities. Yes there are some great kids doing wonderful things but many more who are lost and aimless willing to live from moment to moment. Check out our conversation regarding how we see things today. Comments are welcomed at jim.lifechoice@gmail.com–all the best, Jim

Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #96

Greetings–today Jane and I discuss the concept of fair play and how important it is when thinking about team work and good citizenship. The problem is not a great number of folks see fair play as important in relationships with others but rather see it as weak or not forceful enough to get what you want. There always has to be an angle or some thought about “being smarter than the other guy in order to get ahead.” See how Jane and I view it and then check that against your own  ideas around what fair play is. It too can be used to our advantage without anyone else being treated unfairly.

All the best and thanks for stopping by, Jim    jim.lifechoice@gmail.com  OR jterdik@hotmail.com

 

Truth Talkin’ Thursdays: Episode #95

Jane and I explore the question of “What are our civic responsibilities”? Do you understand yours? How do you make decisions about defending or acting on what you believe are your civic responsibilities? Would you turn in a friend if you knew he/she was making a few bucks under the table because they were struggling making ends meet?

Check out what we think about this topic and how much of it fits you.

 

 

 

Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #94

Jane and I discuss how some folks try TOO hard at being successful or at being the best parent you can be or wanting to quit smoking. All great to consider but at what cost to you. IF you are miserable or always on edge or not being mindful regarding what is happening to you overall then perhaps you need to find another way to reach your goals. If you are working that hard maybe you need to listen to yourself when yourself says ” this just isn’t the right way to be going about this-this is more harmful than the outcome promises”. Check our the clip below for the rest of the discussion. Thanks for stopping by–all the best, Jim

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Truth Talkin’Thursday: Episode #93

Join Jane and I this week as we talk about “how to slow down time”. As we get older it seems as though time goes by faster. Christmas isn’t THAT far off folks. Join us and then send your thoughts about this to us at jim.lifechoice@gmail.com  OR   jterdik@hotmail.com. If you have any great ideas about how to do this–be sure to share them and we’ll put them out there for others to enjoy.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by, all the best, Jim

 

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