How to Build Joy into a Dull Lifeless Marriage and Family

DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional therapist or counselor. I am simply passing along advice that has worked for me in the past. I have been a part of four different family situations, some more successful than others. Maturity has helped me develop insights that totally escaped me in the earlier part of my life. I hope these can reach and teach those who can learn earlier than I did! HOW TO BUILD JOY INTO… Read More

Celebrations, Family, Friends

 Celebrations: Blowouts or Cozy? My favorite fun times throughout the year have always been cozy celebrations shared with my family and friends. They’ve involved moderate preparations, moderate costs and major amounts of fun. In this country, though,  many people can’t seem to do anything at a moderate level. Want to talk real football? You’ve gotta be talking about the Super Bowl! Want to discuss a nice holiday celebration? Let’s plan a blowout Christmas party with… Read More

Using Kaizen to Reach Your Goals

Kaizen is a Japanese word that simply means “change for the better” or “improvement”. It is used for the name of a productivity tool which was originally introduced to the West in a book named Kaizen, the Key to Japan’s Competitive Success, written by a man named Masaaki Imai. As described in the book, kaizen is actually the process of continual improvements, made in small steps, which eventually result in much greater productivity. The idea… Read More