Test Your Parenting

https://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/garycrow.net/audio/TestYourParenting.mp3Diane Loomans once reminisced, “If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I’d take more hikes and […]

Test Your Teen

https://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/garycrow.net/audio/TestYourTeen.mp3Young people, like adults, have better days and worse days. Even so, they typically stay toward the middle between better and worse and seldom drift very far toward worse. They have many more up days than down, with the down days being reasonably described as feeling sad or just bummed out. The point is that […]

Testing Your Mental Health

https://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/garycrow.net/audio/TestingYourMentalHealth.mp31. What do you think it means to have good mental health? 2. What do you do to help your mental health? 3. What do you like about yourself? 4. What helps you feel happy, excited, satisfied? What kinds of people, situations, things help you feel good, help you be emotionally positive? 5. When do […]

Change Is a Process — not an event

https://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/garycrow.net/audio/ChangeIsAProcessNotAnEvent.mp3I think we all know that things are constantly changing, whether or not we are paying attention to the changes. It may seem that everything is the same today as they were yesterday, but they aren’t. Even if we don’t notice, nothing is quite the same today as it was yesterday. Things change, people change, […]

True Enough?

https://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/garycrow.net/audio/TrueEnough.mp3“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.” — Oscar Wilde Suppose Wilde is right, pure and simple. It follows that his proposition is likely not pure and definitely not simple. Truth has many forms and many faces, some of which are persisting and some of which are temporary, some of which […]

Be the Change We Wish to See

https://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/garycrow.net/audio/BeTheChangeWeWishToSee.mp3The idea that excellence is a product of training isn’t surprising. Athletes, musicians, and those who achieve preeminence in other areas requiring superior personal performance are well-aware of the necessity and value of continuous training. The point that may not be as obvious is that training and habituation are prerequisites for areas of excellence beyond […]

With Style, All the Time, On Purpose

https://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/garycrow.net/audio/WithStyleAllTheTimeOnPurpose.mp3Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity. – Christopher Morley You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same […]

Failure May Not Be Necessary

https://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/garycrow.net/audio/FailureMayNotBeNecessary.mp3Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions. – Author unknown All the mischiefs in the world may be put down to the general, indiscriminate veneration of old laws, old customs, and old religion. – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going […]

Now say, “You’re Welcome.”

https://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/garycrow.net/audio/YoureWelcome.mp3Conformity: Every society honors its live conformists, and its dead troublemakers. – Mignon McLaughlin || Don’t think you’re on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path. – Author unknown “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I […]

The Perfect Rejoinder

https://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/garycrow.net/audio/ThePerfectRejoinder.mp3I have made what may be one of the world’s seventeen greatest discoveries. It is this: “Always keep it short and to the point.” You may disagree, citing Robert Southey who said, “It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn,” or Shakespeare who promised in Hamlet, “Therefore, […]