Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #74

Greetings-Join Jane and I this week as we chat about the perils of being ‘fake’. Why do so many people feel the need to be who they are not? Why do folks feel that they have to create this false sense of reality or chat up their importance to the world they live in. The hardest thing for people to learn about is a friend or partner who has not been honest about who they are and what they do or believe. If they become important to us we often let them get close to us. Then we find out that they are not who they said they were. It not only hurts us but it  makes us wonder about what we believe to be true, who we are and what we stand for. It just sucks all ’round.

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Thanks for stopping by, All the best, Jim

Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #72

Come and join Jane and I as we discuss some parenting stuff around how much do we do for our kids? How much should we do for them? What is the importance of allowing them to experience the consequences of the decisions they make? If they want to act like adults and be treated like adults then they need to understand that adults are responsible for their decisions as well. Our job is to help them learn life lessons by discussing the pros/cons of an issue they are dealing with. Then we step aside to allow them to make their choices. If they turn out to be  mistakes we help them learn something of value from those mistakes instead of blaming them and calling them names or telling them how disappointed we are in their behaviour. Punishing and consequences are not the same thing either.  .

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Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #71

Join Jane and I for this weeks conversation on the expectations that are made of the teachers of our children and how they are unfair. We also identify some of the issues that plague the educational system today and why the kids are the big losers here. If  you, as a parent or a care giver, want to begin to understand what is really happening or not happening in our children’s classrooms  and why our kids aren’t doing as well as we had thought they might then check out our chat.

During the next few weeks we will deal more with what needs to be done to be among the worlds best programs-currently we rank 13th in the world in terms of determining which country offers the best overall educational program globally. Who sits on top?–South Korea followed by Japan, Russia, Hong Kong and then China. Think about that for a moment and ask yourself why are we so far away from the top of the list? Over the next little while we will explain why we aren’t closer and what we can do about it.

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Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #70

Jane and I got into a discussion about being honest and is there a good time or not so good a time to be honest with others especially at times when truth needs to be shared or spoken. We each started out by seeing it a bit differently but eventually we got closer together with how we each saw things. For more-click on the link below to see how this ended up. Comments are welcome–please send them to : and I’ll get back to you. If you want to connect with Jane do so at:

Thanks for stopping by–Jim


Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #69

Well Jane and I get into it talking about Truth–what is it? How do we know when we hear it? Why is it important anyway? These are questions that we NEED to have answers for so that when our children come looking for answers ad explanations and they ask about a guy who always lied about everything what is it we are going to tell them. It seems as though the truth has diminishing value in todays world–how sad. What can we do?  Tune in for the rest of our conversation by clicking o the link below and think about what you add to the conversation.  Connect with us about your thoughts at  OR


Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode 68

Jane and I got busy with the topic of “balance” Why is it important? What is it? How do you know if/when you have attained it? Jane and I differ somewhat about what it is all about–my thoughts, among others, were that if you have to think about what it is then maybe you don’t have it yet. Balance is something that suits you and you know you have it when you feel stress free, anger free, anxiety free and free from panic. For the rest of the story please click on the link below and catch up–thanks for stopping by

Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #67

Greetings Fellow Earthlings: This week Jane and I decided to chat about “respect.” What is it?  Do we have a realistic explanation for what it is and means? More disagreements, arguments, and violence are acted out because of seemingly “disrespecting” something or someone. One of my points in defence of my position was that if we are going to use the word then we should know what it means before we put it out there. It is possible for us to be dismayed or upset with something that someone does but still respect them. For more check out our discussion by clicking the link (arrow) below. Thanks for stopping by. Comments can be made to me at  or to Jane at:

All the best, JIm

Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #66

Join Jane and I as we tackle the questions of: “How much is enough?” and “What are you prepared to do or give up in order to get more of anything? So many of us are not sure about how much is enough and so we continue to work overtime every chance we can thinking or believing that we are doing something wonderful in pursuit of more money or more “points” with the boss or to gain more influence in your social group. Sometimes it means sacrificing time with family or friends. Some just want to have more of everything so that they can feel as though they are somehow better than others who have less. Most importantly we need to have an idea of how much is enough so that we know when we have arrived at whatever place in society or life you wanted to reach for whatever that reason may be.

Catch up with what Jane and I think about this life changing question and it is one of those questions that can truly alter the course of someones life once the answer is known.

Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #65

Greetings-This week Jane and I take on the current buzz about “speaking you own truth.” Many are speaking out for the first time talking about speaking their own truth and how liberating it is to be able to do that without fear of reprisal. It is vital that people feel supported and ready to talk about who they are-what they think and feel-to tell the truth about their lives. Many are still living with doubt and did they do the right thing by hiding or trying to bury their experiences and their beliefs.

Jane and I weigh in on this conversation with our own thoughts. To catch some of our “truths” double click the link below and then send us an email telling us what YOU think.  Reach Jane at   OR  me at We really would like to hear what YOU have to say. Thanks for stopping by.

Truth Talkin’ Thursday: Episode #64

Well Jane and I are back to begin our second season of Truth Talkin’ Thursday. We have decided to step up the discussions and be a bit less ‘reserved’ when considering our thoughts and opinions. This week we talk about the some mistakes that parents make when bringing up their kids and how some of their decisions and attempts at being parents are, not only falling short of the mark, but may also be detrimental to the health of the parent/child relationship.

Check out the discussion by clicking the link below. IF you disagree or agree please let us know so that we can put your points out on our next clip and then we can see how other parents feel as well. Thank you to those who have followed us for the last year–yes there are some who do–we appreciate your support.

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