“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” – John 8:31 – 32 (TNIV) Good morning and welcome to 2020! Over the past 4 years, the keywords I’ve written about to start the new year are Lovingkindness (2016), Understanding […]

Thank you for reading… The Introductory post about Choosing Change, Choosing Change #1: Safe People, Safe Places, and Safe Processes Choosing Change #2: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 1 of 2)  Choosing Change #3: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 2 of 2) Choosing Change #4: Gardening with […]

(This post is an excerpt from Choosing Change #13: Building Character and Building People, Part 3, in the Choosing Change series). Printer -Friendly Version – Choosing Change – 24 R’s (McGill, 2019) Since we’re in the “office or study” part of the house, I’ve taken the liberty to pause and reflect on life lessons that have helped […]

(This post is an excerpt from Choosing Change #13: Building Character and Building People (Part 3 of 3) in the Choosing Change series, inspired by the work of Dr. Dan Siegel and his colleague Dr. Tina Bryson. I’d also like to suggest you read Changing your Mind with LoveWorks and Changing your Mind with the Wheel of […]

This post, “Hope for tomorrow: Helping patients survive the sudden and traumatic loss of a child” was a presentation I gave to the Trauma Education Association in Grapevine, TX in November 2018.   I hope it is helpful to those who have lost a child (or who are struggling with the loss of a family […]

(This post is an excerpt from Choosing Change #13: Building Character and Building People, Part 3, and is inspired by the book “The Blessing” by Gary Smalley and Dr. John Trent     I first became aware of Gary Smalley and Dr. John Trent’s book The Blessing during my Sophomore year in college. Having grown up in […]

  (This is a post in the Choosing Change series inspired by the work of Dr. Tina Bryson, USC. I’d also like to suggest you read Changing your Mind with LoveWorks and Changing Minds with the None Middle Prefrontal Cortex – Dr. McGill)   The Wheel of Awareness (adapted by Dr Ken McGill) (Printer-Friendly Version) The Wheel of Awareness […]