“A change is gonna come,” beamed Barack Obama in his acceptance speech as the new president elect of America. This groundswell of optimism has had a ripple effect across the globe as we wait eagerly for this political prophet to deliver his promise. Can this tall, lean man of integrity manifest his dream of peace, reconciliation, justice and abundance for all and provide the world with a leader we can truly Continue reading
When a person who has developed an addiction to pain medication decides to take charge of their lives and give up the pills, they often face a long road filled with the symptoms of withdrawal. The process of being taken off the pills differs from one person to another but there are common side-effects that almost everyone experiences. Understanding what they are before the process begins, Continue reading
There is great power lying in the subconscious mind. While the conscious mind has its merits in logic and reasoning, its powers are still limited when compared to the subconscious mind.
A common example of the subtle yet incredible power of the subconscious mind is the power of intuition. I’m sure that there are instances in your life that this ‘gut feeling’ have allowed you to resolve prickly issues easily Continue reading
Every year on New Years Eve or on New Years day people set new resolutions and every year people fail to achieve those same resolutions. They vow to lose weight, yet within a few weeks or a month or so and those people stop working out, they lose interest and they go back to doing or not doing what is needed (like eating too much and/or not exercising) and they wonder why they failed (yet Continue reading
Those who consider themselves ready, willing and able to be and serve as genuine, meaningful leaders, must consistently ask themselves why anyone else should care about what they say or believe. Far too often, individuals in positions of leadership seem to believe that they are due respect merely because they hold some position. Therefore, what often differentiates our most effective leaders from the rest of the pack, Continue reading
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. ~Colossian 3:2-3 (NRSV).
Addictions involve secrets.
Before we get stuck on discussion about dependence versus addiction, and whether we might be confusing dependence for addiction, let’s first be sure we have a problem.
If the mind is involved in weakness, Continue reading
I use the word “improper” because I hate using the word “bad”. Bad sounds evil or terrible, and some habits just aren’t that bad; they might be annoying but they are not bad. What improper habits do you have? We all have improper habits that we exhibit occasionally, especially with our spouse. For this particular article, I’m not talking about sins or addictions. I’m talking about the annoying little idiosyncrasies Continue reading
Starting a new year is very hard for my friend Kathy. Every New Year’s Eve she sits down and writes a very long list of goals she will try and achieve in the coming year. To her, the more goals you write the more serious and determined you are as a person. This is silly really, because it doesn’t matter if you’ve written down twenty goals if you don’t achieve a single one.
I’ve Continue reading
If you are reading this article, then either you or a loved one has a drug problem and needs help. You should know that asking for help is the first step in finding a solution that could eliminate your dependence on drugs and get you on the path to living life drug free!
Recent research shows at approximately 23 million people in the U. S. are addicted to drugs Continue reading
Leading is not for the faint hearted. A core part of your role is to move the organisation forward and improve it. In many ways as one milestone is achieved, another often more challenging one comes along.
In your role as a leader you will have to make many big decisions. While it sounds easy in theory, in practice it is much more difficult. So how can you get better at making the big decisions Continue reading