A couple of announcements. We now have a closed Facebook Group for all of you Mavericks. I despise Facebook and the general judgment that spews out of it. So this is a great place for us free thinkers to share and support each other.
We Want To Be and Raise Dreamers. Once you understand the "path" or "journey " of a dreamer, The obstacles that will get in your way will be easy to overcome. So often our ideas and dreams get stopped by the naysayers, the "giant" and often by our own family. The best book I have ever found on the subject of how to follow your dreams is Bruce Wilkinson. His book The Dream Giver is hand down the best read for those given a dream.
Two Simple Ways to Teach Forgiveness
Learning how to forgive can take a lifetime for some of us. But what if we could teach our kids at an early age to forgive? Holding on to anger and the victim mentality has been scientifically proven to have negative effects on our lives and relationships.
Three Ways to Protect Your Child From Human Trafficking There are now over 30 million people in the world that are slaves or live like one. In fact, there are more slaves now than ever before in human history. There are also 800,000 kids, and young adults are trafficked across international borders each year. For not just sex slavery but labor slavery as well.
What is a Cult Anyway? There has been quite a bit in the news about the Church of Scientology being a cult. Since have all watched the stories of Tom Cruise and any many other celebrities come to the surface as being members, it's made me wonder... What is a cult anyway? How do people get sucked into these things? How can we make sure that our kids' will be able to cut through any scam and not drink the cool-aid? In my lifetime I have seen first had a few smaller cults, watched the people...
There are new studies saying that our brains have the ability to pick up on subtle smells, and lighting fast expressions that change the way we respond to others. Since empathy is one of the three pillars of How To Raise A Maverick I wanted to make sure all of you knew about this research. Essentially we are putting ourselves at a huge disadvantage by interacting via the internet. Even if we are using video. The simple and subtle clues that all humans are transmitting are missed. It's like...
I share my personal experience with mental health and suicide n hopes that you will gain insight as to what it can be like to have suicidal thoughts. And what you can do to help your kids if they find themselves or other in a difficult mental health situation.
Divorce is not for the faint at heart... but if you are at ANY stage of divorce or you are helping someone else go through one, you need to hear these 'don'ts'. I'm not going to lie... what I have to say may sting but never the less you need to hear it.
Finding enough time in the day for ourselves is difficult at best. But what if all you had to do was learn to say yes..less. Joy Evanns has created a system of learning say no in a way that others respect and even adore you even more. Pretty amazing right?