IN HONOR OF PRESIDENTS’ DAY – A special reminder for difficult times in 2020

February 18, 2019 / Nancy Diraison A special tribute. Much can and has been said about the great sacrifices made in creating the Constitutional Republic we know as the United States of America.  The deepest and wisest principles ever applied to human government were carefully embedded in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.Continue reading “IN HONOR OF PRESIDENTS’ DAY – A special reminder for difficult times in 2020”

TOUGH DECISIONS: Can Disobedience ever be Right?

December 30, 2018 / Nancy Diraison Teaching children to say, “No”, and when to do so! I’ve always been fascinated with the decision-making process. Making decisions seems to be one of the greatest difficulties in life. Some people, for fear of making mistakes, avoid making decisions as often as possible. Others charge right in andContinue reading “TOUGH DECISIONS: Can Disobedience ever be Right?”

TRAINING CHILDREN TO BE LEADERS with VISION… an important lesson from acorns

December 13, 2018 / Nancy Diraison What we can learn from acorns… Most people, when shown an acorn, see an acorn. President Harry Truman was fond of a lesson from that fact. He knew that when shown an acorn, very, very few people can see the tree — the massive tree that grows from thatContinue reading “TRAINING CHILDREN TO BE LEADERS with VISION… an important lesson from acorns”

Can We See Farther in the Dark?

Nancy Diraison November 25, 2018 Learning the Art of Hope  It happens to everyone, young and old, poor and prosperous… Troubled times show no partiality. Losses, griefs, illness, sometimes with no clear reason at all, we can find ourselves “in the pits”. Is it depression? Maybe, maybe not. The word is overused these days. WeContinue reading “Can We See Farther in the Dark?”

The Power of ONE

Nancy Diraison. February 8, 2019 Conquering Apathy in a world that needs leaders As individuals we too often underestimate the power of our influence. We wait for someone else to take the lead, to solve a problem, to make the sacrifice. Yes, we are all short on time. Our priorities determine how we use ourContinue reading “The Power of ONE”

The Four Seasons of Parenting

Nancy Diraison. October 22, 2018 Why the right order matters in child rearing Why children need both parents No one questions the four seasons in nature. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. They make sense. If winter came right after spring there would be no harvests. If we skipped any season agriculture would not have itsContinue reading “The Four Seasons of Parenting”