THE TRUTH ABOUT SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD

THE TRUTH ABOUT SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD By NIRVANA REGINALD GAYLE This morning I was watching First Take on ESPN with Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith & Cari Champion. They were talking about the recent plight of the football player Adrianne Peterson and his plea deal for the child abuse of beating [Read More...]

Yes, Precious, It DOES Matter

There WILL be a spiritual component to this writing … I promise … but you need a little “set-up” for it. So … I’m off to my “day job” as a flight attendant, going through the “Known Crew Member (KCM)” security check at BWI last Monday morning at 4:35am for my 5:00am sign-in. I hand [Read More...]

Using Methodical Madness to Our Advantage

Do you ever create a “To Do” list, or what I like to call my “Accomplishment List,” only to find it screaming at you later in the day? I am often asked how I keep all the different parts of my life organized. Granted, using Evernote on my mobile devices and desktop has become an [Read More...]

Where Is Your Focus?

Have you ever noticed just how quickly our moods can change? For example, what happens to your outlook when you think of a tragic event in your life or in the life of someone else? Immediately our minds focus on the details, perhaps imagining the experience worse than it was. I had a lucid dream [Read More...]

Who Supports You?

Are you one of these persons that everyone calls in a crisis? Do you know just what to say and when? Have been there to take charge and calm the mob from burning the town? Perhaps not the later, though if you’ve done that do email me the details – I’d love to know about [Read More...]

For What Are You Grateful?

Are you able to experience gratitude on a daily basis? I’m not just talking about appreciating someone opening a door for you when your hands are full. I’m talking about a deep resonance within your heart, not just once in a while, but throughout the day, but just how blessed you are. I felt that [Read More...]

All is Well

A week ago, a friend and I drove up to see the Avenue of the Giants in Northern California. It was a glorious ride. We stopped at the first turn out and the air smelled like heaven: sweet, sun-warmed redwood trees. We walked the paths and admired the beauty of the area. We did this [Read More...]

Planting Seeds

When I was a farmer, I used to spend every spring planting seeds. The tools, of course, were so much more sophisticated than centuries ago when humans moved from their hunter and gatherer state to the agrarian state, but still it struck me as a relatively boring task. What kept me engaged though was realizing [Read More...]

Getting Happiness Back In Your Life

This week I want to chat with you about how a room freshener led to a change in my thinking and attitude. Now you might be wondering exactly how that could happen. Or, you might rabbit hole I may have decided this week to fall into. Either way I can safely say that you probably [Read More...]

What Will You Remember?

When you think back on the past what comes to mind? Good memories? Painful ones? Tomorrow is Patriot Day in the United States. It’s observed on September 11 to mark the anniversary of terrorist attacks in 2001. (Side point? It’s “Patriot Day,” NOT “Patriot’s Day!” Patriot’s Day (or Patriots’ Day) commemorates the battles of Lexington and [Read More...]


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