They are teaching me to be patient, and to say, "it is okay." I've learned to not worry so much about making sure every room in the house is tidy. Every room does not need to be cleaned up all the time. If I suggest to them to clean up, they say, “Dad, in a … Continue reading Things my toddlers are teaching me, pt. 3
They are teaching me the importance of friends. As I observe my kids in the neighborhood or in line at daycare, I have a front row seat to the interactions with their potential new friends. There is a sense of discovery anew as they take in their surroundings. On opening day of the new school season, if there is a … Continue reading Things my toddlers are teaching me, pt. 2
Have you ever noticed how one person will say, "you don't have to thank me," while another person feels unappreciated if they don't receive a personal thank you note? In our own minds, the way we express and receive gratitude makes perfect sense, but to others, it may seem like we're speaking a foreign language. … Continue reading Quiz: What is Your Gratitude Language?
Whenever I see toddlers with a parent, I get this overwhelming feeling of joy, and I am quickly reminded of what a gift it is to be a parent. I have a three-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter. Some of my fondest moments are when my son or daughter will take my hand and lead … Continue reading Things my toddlers are teaching me
I'm pleased to announce that my book, Thank You! With Deepest Gratitude has received two awards already this year! In March, my book was very highly rated by the editorial staff at Publisher's Weekly and BookLife, and was judged to be in the Top 10 of Self-Help/Relationship titles in the 2021 BookLife Prize Contest for … Continue reading Thank You! With Deepest Gratitude Awarded 2x!
Is there such a thing as “good debt?” Yes, there is! The debt we owe to society, and to each other. The debt to be kind, the debt to be supportive to our fellow human beings, the debt to be environmental conscious, the debt to express gratitude in our daily lives, the debt to share … Continue reading Are you in debt? Gratitude Debt!
Does your breakfast time look like this? There have been a lot of books, documentaries, and articles about the adaptations our brains have made due to the fast-paced, quick content format of mobile entertainment, internet content, and some TV programming. In short: Our attention spans are decreasing because content we take in is shorter, with … Continue reading Fast pace or slow pace – What is your preferred lane?
Have you heard of Goodreads? It's an online community for book lovers, associated with Amazon, but an entirely separate website. It's like if all your friends got together in the same bookstore (remember those days!) and could talk about what you're reading, what you've read, or what you want to read. It has tools to … Continue reading Join me on Goodreads!
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It was New Year’s Day and my wife approached me with a kiss and said “happy new year, here are my resolutions, what are yours?” Her resolutions were something, like “I want to make time to read, make time to write more, and to go swimming one day a week.” She grew up swimming and … Continue reading What I’ve learned about achieving goals