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Some Advice from Yoda for 2016

star warsWith all the excitement surrounding the latest “Star Wars” movie, I thought it was only appropriate to start 2016 off right with wisdom from the green one. I remember it was 1980 something and I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico sitting in a theater, which had previously been a catholic church, watching the “Empire Strikes Back.”  I was mesmerized, thrilled, and just could not wait to go out and get the action figures.

Well, as the years have gone by, I have found that there are some good messages/ teaching moments that can come from these movies. I still have a growing family, so I felt it was time to get everyone up to date on these sci fi classics. So, we all discussed the following:

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

“Named must your fear be before banish it you can.”

“Difficult to see, always in motion is the future.”

This was actually a lot of fun and quite insightful as everyone had something to say that tied in with the movie and their life. So Parents, you might want to give this a try when the family is gathered around.

To read more of what Yoda says about these topics, click Here







What’s He Hiding?

man hiding somethingAs I sit and listen to the concerns of couples, I have found that it usually comes down to the those subtle, even hidden nuances that have gone un-nurtured, unrecognized, or plain ignored. Men are viewed as complicated, hard to reach, insensitive, forgetful, and the list can go on and on.  The simple truth is that my gender, well, as men, we are simple creatures, we can be reached with a smile and some tenderness, we are more sensitive then we let on, but, we do tend to be forgetful, some more than others. However, maybe it is because women are just so good at remembering that men just don’t see the need, either way, do you think your man just might be hiding these things?

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