Last month I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever to have lunch. Having both read and written about how to be an effective and charismatic conversationalist, I followed the old dictum of listening more than talking and asking the other person engaging questions about themselves. This is supposed to charm … Continue reading Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It | The Art of Manliness
Mother, Daughter and John 15:13
A friend of mine was texting me the other night with issues she was having with her daughter, Mothers Day had come and passed and all she received from her daughter was a text stating Happy Mothers Day. Shallow and cold, I will admit, but not unexpected. The relationship between them has always been a … Continue reading Mother, Daughter and John 15:13
Words have power
Below is an article form my local community newspaper, I thought it was worth sharing…. Who doesn’t love the power of words? By Susan Willett In my business, one has to love words. True, some of my favorites and most often used remain unprintable in a family (or any other) newspaper, but still, one simply … Continue reading Words have power
Words and Power
Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Words are powerful things; they have the power to change history, to create revolution and to mend broken hearts. I was reminded of this fact this morning when I gave the following quote to a friend: There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. … Continue reading Words and Power
Rest: A Lenten Reflection
In a world that is always on the run, were each moment is scheduled and every activity planned the word rest can seem a bit odd. How often have I heard people so, I have no time for rest, too much to do, too many places to go. It is a common response, sad to … Continue reading Rest: A Lenten Reflection
How Do You Teach People Values When They Are Raised in a Secular World?
Hate him or love him, this is a great discussion… This is a conversation we, as a community, as a nation, as adults, need to have more often. This should be our number 1 concern. Want to know what tomorrow will be like, look at our youth… I hope you enjoy… Beck Asks Panel: … Continue reading How Do You Teach People Values When They Are Raised in a Secular World?
Attitude, you got one?
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. ~William James (1842 - 1910) Attitude…. What a powerful word. manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes. … Continue reading Attitude, you got one?