Cultural diversity importance: building character and strengthening our values

Cultural diversity importance: building character and strengthening our values

How culturally aware are we? Strange question? Maybe. Important one? Absolutely. Living in the western world it is easy peasy to become ensnared in the cycleof thinking everyone is like us. Cultural diversity importance: building character and strengthening our values. Being aware of different cultures, religions and practices holds ridiculous value. How? When we realize…

The importance of family history to ourselves and our kids

Let’s face it — life can be crazy. Whether you’re single or married, with a big family or a small family, life can sometimes be busy. In those busy times, it’s easy for a person to not think much about family, living it up, and having connections to those around you. Work and responsibility can come…

PTSD is an anxiety disorder

PTSD: Under Diagnosed Form of Anxiety Impacting All Age Groups

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a form of anxiety that impacts hundreds of thousands of individuals. Often, what it looks like and who it impacts is unclear. This form of anxiety and is more widespread and common than most of us can fathom. PTSD can sometimes be pigeon holed into a disorder for…

Work Ethic: How Do We Instill It In Our Kids?

Work Ethic: How Do We Instill It In Our Kids?

One of the greatest gifts you can instill in your young person is a strong work ethic. Seriously. It sets the groundwork for confidence, focus and respect. There are elements of selflessness and compassion infused with knowing what it means to work hard.  This is not easy. It takes time. Although edible arrangements and heart shaped…

Teaching Our Young People How To Be Compassionate

Teaching Our Young People How To Be Compassionate

Over the years I’ve had many parents ask, “how do I raise a child to have compassion for others?”  Possessing one of the founding bricks of strong character, compassion, is not attained on a whim. Some are born with compassionate hearts, while most are born innately selfish; that’s just the reality of it. As parents and…