Excuses, Excuses… Are We Ashamed of Our Children?

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, when I "only" had two children, I did things called "play dates." My first two children were (and are) sweet and quiet and compliant children, while my young mama friend's play date son was a firecracker of a little boy... (a wonderful temperament I would [...]

Is the Glass Half Empty, or Half Full? The New American “Religion”…

"Whatever you did, you've been officially labeled a disturber of the peace." -Frodo to Gandalf, Fellowship of the Ring   "Bruce: Hello, how 'bout you, mate? What's your problem? Marlin: Me? I don't have a problem. Bruce: Ohh, okay. DENIAL!!!!"  -Finding Nemo   "Pilate said to Him, 'What is truth?'..." -John 18:38   "YOU CAN'T HANDLE [...]

The Blessing, the Curse, and the Art of Social Media

Once upon a time, friends got together over coffee.  They didn't know that you cooked spaghetti the night before at 6:08 p.m., or that three days ago you had a fabulous (heart heart heart) time with three other friends who didn't invite the one you are sitting with to their girl's night out.  They didn't [...]

Your Team: More Important Than Whatever the Heck You’re Selling

I had the unfortunate occasion yesterday of discovering that some friends of ours were going out of business.  This always makes me sad to hear... even if I don't personally know the business owner involved.   I hate seeing empty buildings and darkened windows and the remains of a sign where a once successful business [...]

Introducing… Drumroll… Life and Business Coaching!

Greetings!!!  I am so excited that I finally got to that seemingly elusive moment where I could launch two of our three new series to be added to Life Victorious: Life Coaching, and Business Coaching! Here at Life Victorious, we have felt a steady calling to SOMEthing.... naming that 'something' has been quite a challenge, because [...]