Taking Time for What You Value

A father returned home from a long day at work, and was greeted by his 7-year-old daughter at the door. She looked up at him with her big brown eyes and asked, “Can I have $5 please daddy?” The father was annoyed by the fact that he had just gotten home, and the first thing out of his daughter’s mouth was a request for money. He told her, “No” and sent her to go play in her room. After a quick supper, the father retreated to his office for the evening where he focused on his work. At 8:30 he…

Born Resilient: A Sneak Peak Into Chapter 1

While it is easier to deflect your pain, the only way out is through. Our reaction to physical pain is not the same as our reaction to emotional pain. When we experience a cut or a broken arm, we are quick to act, and will immediately tend to our wound and try to progress towards healing. On the other hand, when we are injured on an emotional level, we rarely give this wound the immediate attention it deserves. This is unfortunate because emotional pain has the capacity to impact our lives to a much greater degree than physical pain. Unmanaged…