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 firstname.lastname@example.org–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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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.
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.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.
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This week Jane and I get back to the topic of relationships and discussing the one thing above all others that will help connect a man to that relationship more deeply than love or sex. Once this simple factor is forgotten or not considered important any more usually signals the beginning of the end of even the healthiest relationships. To know more about this topic click on the link below and then ask yourself if this relates to you in some way.
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Jane is going away on vacation. She has never been away before and is pumped. We discuss how to prepare for such an event. We all need to take time out and just enjoy ourselves and not feel guilty about doing it. The key is finding a balance to the experience. We discuss those and other points of interest in this weeks clip.
Greetings All–This week Jane and I talk about deadlines and how they cause us so much stress. We seem to have forgotten that we control the creation of deadlines and they should never control us. It’s more about planning than it is about they just happen. All of our discussions since we began doing these little videos has been about recognizing that the quality of life we seek is about what we are willing to do to make that happen.
So it becomes a matter of what each of us has to learn to do so that we remain the masters of our own universe. Happiness and peace of mind are not nebulous concepts beyond the grasp of “ordinary” people. They are the result of us maintaining control of what we do and how we do it. Take ownership and make it happen.
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Jane and I take a light hearted but serous look at “guilt” and the idea that perhaps we look a bit too hard to find things to be guilty about. Sometimes others will expect things from us that we are not comfortable with and will not do them. Should we feel guilty about that? I say “no.” There are times when “not feeling guilty” is a good thing when those around us think we should. Double click on the arrow below for other examples and further discussion about this topic-it’s an important one-check it out.
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This week Jane and I went on the road for a wee ride to Pt. Abino Boat Club. Beautiful spot right on the water. Once there it was easy to relax and chat about being who we are really meant to be and how we waste so much of our precious time trying to be who we are not. We watch reality shows and wish that could be us. We watch “soaps” and take the place of one of the characters. My point was why is it so awful being “us”. We are special into this world and we bring skills and talents and a unique view of the world. All of our trials and experiences have prepared us to be who we are and we are meant to help others who struggle with who they are. Anyway–double click on the arrow below to hear the rest of the story.
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