October Step Forward: ASK

"Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life." Don Miguel Ruiz   Welcome October!  It’s hard to believe that summer is long gone, and we are all...[ read more ]

Get Smart Boot Camp #4: The Encouragement! Last week we talked about I/Thou relationship with our kids.  Instead of seeing your teen or young adult (or anyone for that matter!) as an “It”…a label, a need…a project…a burden…an extension of your value…I laid down the challenge to be intentionally in I/Thou relationships with our kids. It’s a small yet powerful...[ read more ]

Get Smart Boot Camp for Parents #2: 3 Hacks for Success

Get Smart Boot Camp for Parents #2: 3 Hacks for Success The beginning of the school year seems to appear out of nowhere.  Stores display signs for Back to School sales.  Schools send a mountain of welcome emails and calendars.  The dull thud of reality can hit pretty hard, especially if school has been a place that has challenged every...[ read more ]

July Step Forward Calendar: FREE!

Here's your link to July's FREE! Calendar: July 2018 FREE Calendar   Happy July!  This is the heart of summer…the time to focus on how it feels to feel good.  During this month, we celebrate the ideas of Freedom…Independence…Liberty.  We barbecue and swim…light fireworks and enjoy fireflies dancing in the late evening. Anticipating this month made me wonder, “HOW FREE...[ read more ]

Must-Reads for College and Career Success!

Books to Read on Your Journey Graduation is always's the after graduation that can feel overwhelming, depressing or just meh.  Finals are done.  Pomp, ceremony, gifts, cards and excitement are in the past.  And now it's time to get ready for college...or life AFTER college. It may seem like this is the WORST possible time to do a little...[ read more ]