Greetings to all–thank you for stopping by. This week we spoke about a very important topic-one that creates as much peace in us as it can produce resentment and even anger at times. I’m meaning the subject of do we ‘deserve’ happiness or do we have to earn it. I say no to each and Jane is somewhere in the middle. Read on how we each see it and how important it is to our well being by double clicking on the link below and then the little arrow.
Jane and I get chatting away around decisions to be made and how we can still have a say in our destiny but make no mistake, time is running out and once that happens is it very, very difficult to turn back the clock to enjoy the way it ‘used to be’. We are under the influence of anger but worse than that the folks we have leading us and those around the world for the most part don’t have our best interests at heart. It is about lining pockets and creating a class of people that could identify with those much like those in the movie called ‘The Hunger Games’. Sound far fetched– look a little deeper–a little closer. Catch the rest of what Jane and I are thinking. Just click on the arrow below and click on it again to activate it. Comments are always welcome at: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com.
AH yes–It is good to be back doing these little snippets with Jane. I missed her point of view and her hope and faith in people. This week we discuss how there are changes that are coming for many of us. Different folks will choose to deal with those changes and the emotions that go along with them in different ways. Most changes have a silver lining attached to them although it may seem that there is so much hurt, or anger, or disappointment that we can’t see any way out which adds to our negative state of mind.
Please join us this week to hear how we choose to deal these situations. We don’t have all the answers but sometimes we are able to present an approach that may be unrecognizable to some folks.
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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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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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
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.
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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?
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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 email@example.com–all the best, Jim
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.
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