Everything in Moderation

Moderation

"Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health." – Julia Child   Most people know that certain things in excess are harmful and even fatal…such as drugs and alcohol. We know that when we over eat, as we do during Thanksgiving dinner, we feel really horrible…but we do it anyway. Most people have heard the saying, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." But some people are coined as being "workaholics". So I guess working in excess is harmful also. I know people who take a good thing, like working out, and make it a several-hour-a-day venture. Is that healthy or not? Did you know that you can die from drinking too much water? Yes, you read it right; it's called "water intoxication"! Anything in excess … [Read more...]

Lead by Example

lead by example

It is so very easy to tell someone not to do something and then you do that very same thing yourself. We have all done this at one time or another in our life. We tell our kids not to lie and then the phone rings and we tell them to tell the caller, "We are in the shower". I can think of a lot of little illustrations that seem insignificant to us, but in the long run they are HUGE to the people watching us. You cannot tell your kids to be grateful if you never are. You cannot be an alcoholic and tell your kids that drinking is bad and they should not do it. You cannot get enraged and throw tantrums and then expect your kids to not throw fits. You cannot discipline with physical aggression and expect your kids to not become bullies. You cannot cheat in business dealings and then expect your … [Read more...]

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

hypocrisy

Do you have a mentor in your life?  Someone who is always taking the high road, setting a good example, teaching through their actions?  Are you that person to someone else?  We can learn so much from these types of people.  It is so important to teach through action,  especially if you have children, or you are a mentor to another person.  Each of us have at least one person who looks up to us, who watches how we act and how we treat others, and who tries to emulate us. I have known so many people who "talk the talk" but don't "walk the walk".  It is a let down, a frustration, and a farce.  In the end all respect is lost.  If your words and actions don't match up, you need to ask yourself why they don't.  Are you trying to be someone or something you are not?  Are you trying to portray … [Read more...]