Parenting

Fatherhood: To Open the World for Dreams

Inspirational Quote Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly. Langston Hughes Food For Thought The world of depth psychology knows the power of the paradox. The symbols that drive our life journey forward are powerful representations of the world soul, as it plays its enantiodromia in …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 4 (Love Hurts)

Inspirational Quote I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud A Depth Psychology Perspective (Love Hurts) The cold white room and what felt like a stone table surface were a somehow familiar yet very foreign land as the nurse brought me to see my …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 3

Inspirational Quote My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland A Depth Psychology Perspective Little did I know that the symbolism present in the Myth of Daedalus would lead me to such a journey exploring fatherhood’s mythical underpinnings. I wanted to start with …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation

Inspiration Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father’s expectations or make up for their father’s mistakes… Barack Obama A Depth Psychology Perspective I don’t normally dialogue in politics. Especially the lived form of this most dividing of subjects. My grandfather taught that one should assume responsibility for one’s …

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Friendship, Parenting, and Personal Development: Exploring the Myth of Psychological Ascent

Inspirational Quote We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt A Depth Psychology Perspective Being a father of two wonderful boys, I am often reminded of this most simple, yet complex question. What is my job as a Father? Harmon Killebrew , …

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Practical Parenting: Hey Papa, Can I Buy GFUEL?

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World One believes because one’s conditioning trains them to do so. I could see this wholeheartedly in my son’s drive to have us buy GFuel, a new energy drink product. He is a gamer, the very demographic I am sure, is …

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In Requiem of a Dream

Inspirational Quotes The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. John F. Kennedy Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A …

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The Spirit of Raising Good Children

Inspirational Quotes Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Hello Friends. I hope all is well on your journey to navigate that enjoyable time we call parenting during …

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Infinite Bliss: Dreams of Inner Potential

Inspirational Quotes I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine. Neil Armstrong Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell A Father’s Guide to Wisdom As a child, I would often look into space and dream. My …

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Universal Truths: The Heartbeat of Nature

Inspiration The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. Joseph Campbell Everything is perfect in the universe – even your desire to improve it. Wayne Dyer A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Universal truths exist. Yet, oftentimes they seem as infinite as there …

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A Mother’s Love

Inspiration My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. Mark Twain Practical Parenting To all mother’s out there, THANK YOU. You have the most important job on Earth. You are raising the next generation. I know, fathers too help out in this direction. We will have our day soon! …

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Inspiration: Education – A Journey of Hope & Faith

Inspiration Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom. — Oprah Winfrey Intelligence plus character—that is the true goal of education — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Practical Parenting – The Home-Schooling Perspective Homeschooling? Wow… It’s been twenty plus years and I swear, it was easier to be a kindergarten teacher …

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