Overcoming Hopelessness – Finding Gratitude in Your Life!

Nick talks about the importance of parenting in early childhood and it’s significance in overcoming hopelessness. Willpower is a driving force for making our big dreams come true, but if we don’t get a miracle in life, we can always be a miracle to someone else.

Nick Vujicic was born in Australia to a Serbian immigrant family, with a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. Most of his childhood he struggled with depression, and after a suicide […]

Life is a Journey – Enjoy The Ride!

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment” ~ Buddha

Here is a great little 3 minute video that was produced by the Western Australian Government for road safety.  This is not what you think!  The wisdom that is condensed into this short advertisement is quite profound.  Don’t rush towards the ending of your life – make sure that you occasionally  “just stop and smell the roses.” […]

Do schools kill creativity?

“Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not — because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized.”
Sir Ken Robinson

When I think of education these days I am reminded of Roger Waters prophetic lyrics from Pink Floyd’s album The Wall ….”All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.”   According to Sir Ken Robinson author of the book “Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative”, we don’t get the best out of people, because we have all been trained to be good workers, rather than creative thinkers.  Students with restless minds and bodies – far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity – are ignored or even stigmatized. […]

You Are Not Your Body: Janine Shepherd speaks at TEDxKC

“For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat”
Wallis Simpson

We often define ourselves by things that are “outside” us: relationships, work, family — even our own bodies. But what would it mean to have your life dramatically altered and your body irrevocably damaged? Who would you be then? This talk explores the impact of loss on the human psyche and the universal quest to find meaning and fulfillment. It is only through the process of losing everything we thought we needed that we find who we truly are. […]