Celebrate Christmas With Your Grandkids

As grandparents, we have wonderful opportunities to connect with our grandkids during the holidays — to celebrate Christmas, influence and bring out the best in them. As Deuteronomy 4:9 says: “Take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all […]

A Bright Future

Not long ago, a couple asked me to meet with their son who was having trouble finding direction for his future. He’d become uninterested in his studies—it was difficult for him to recognize how his school projects and assignments could matter to him in the future. In this young man’s case, I felt that technology […]

The Near Win, The Uncertain Goal, and The Value Of Achieving What You Set Your Mind To

  While we might think that there is nothing worse than almost winning, actually, when it comes to our motivation, “near wins” actually add fuel to the fire.   “Motivation,” says Monica Wadhwa of Insitut Europeen d’Administration des Affairs (INSEAD), “is like energy and reward is like direction” (Wadhwa, 2017). And once our motivational energy […]