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08 Jan

To all of my readers, I recently spent some time assisting my  mother-n-law with her daily needs, due to a fractured pelvis. We spent countless hours sitting on her swing discussing her parents, her life as a girl,  and special moments raising her children. Our evenings were  filled with ritualistic activities such as closing all of the blinds, turning on all of the outdoor lights, night lights and removing items close to the night lights to prevent a fire. Bath time was particularly interesting due…..

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02 Dec

The Millennial Warrior The Breastplate of Righteousness   The Roman solders use to put on breastplates made of Iron, copper or chain mail to protect their vital organs, predominately their heart and lungs. The same is true for us, the breastplate of righteousness protects our heart and soul from the fiery darts of the enemy. These fiery darts are thoughts and imaginations that produce bad feelings about yourself or others. Thoughts such as fear, shame, unworthiness, unforgiveness, rejection, bitterness, smoldering…..

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01 Jan

Empowering Children Empowering a young person is the act of placing tools in a child’s hands, enabling him to soar above the adversity and confusion swirling around him in our current society. Empowerment gives a young person the confidence and self-assurance needed for survival. When a person is sure of who they are, they are not likely to be thrown to and fro by the influence of others. Most individuals are influenced by others when: 1. They do not have…..

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24 Oct

I’m stepping out! Join a support group My dear mother use to say, “Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.” While I accept the fact that I am not a mirror image of my friends, I feel we share a common belief system. Point being, like attracts like. If you are accustomed to exhibiting bad behavior on a regular basis, you will attract, and gravitate towards the bottom feeders. If you wish to change…..

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26 Sep

I’m stepping out! Substitute bad Behavior with positive behavior Offensive behavior or habits are usually initiated in one’s life to provide comfort from a stressful event or entertainment from boredom. Whatever the reason for the offensive behavior or habit, we must rid ourselves of them. Once we determine the reason for the offensive behavior or habit, we can find a positive substitute. If your trying to quit smoking and you tend to smoke when you drink, avoid drinking. You may also try…..

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19 Sep

I’m stepping out! Concentrate and commit Each day when you awaken, concentrate on one offensive behavior you wish to work on. After you have selected a behavior or habit you wish to eliminate, commit to resisting the impulse to participate in the behavior throughout your day. Reward yourself when you have successfully made it through a day without participating in the offensive behavior. You must concentrate on one behavior at a time, giving it your full attention. We are all…..

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12 Sep

I’m Stepping out! Make a List Make a list of the bad behavior or habits you wish to eliminate from your life. A written list brings clarity and focus to your desired goal. This process is also a written omission, a problem exists. Take one behavior or habit and attempt to eliminate it from your daily routine, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day and so on. If you find yourself repeating the bad behavior or habit, start over…..

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29 Aug

I’m Stepping out! Reprogram your mind Part Three In my last blog I spoke of judging every thought that enters your mind. Productive thoughts produce productive behavior; destructive thoughts produce destructive behavior. If the thought is a productive thought, expound on it and start producing. If the thought is a destructive thought, cast it out of your mind immediately. If you find yourself battling with destructive thoughts, remove yourself from the meditative state of mind by grabbing your Walkman, going for…..

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22 Aug

I’m stepping out! Reprogram your mind Part two Reprogramming your mind starts with controlling of your thought life. This process absorbs every waking moment of your life. It requires analyzing every thought, judging it to determine if it is a productive thought or a destructive thought. The destructive thoughts will be cast down immediately, continuously, as they emerge. Eventually, this practice will become a natural tool you use on a daily basis. Offensive behavior may become a habit in one’s…..

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08 Aug

I’m Stepping out! The Plan   We must all have a plan when attempting a new endeavor in our lives. I have some suggestions that may be beneficial in helping you free yourself of bad habits or behavior that has caused you and your loved one’s pain. Bad habits or behavior should not define who we are. This offensive behavior is not who we are, it is what we do. If you are seriously considering ridding yourself of habitual behavior…..

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