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Is a man passive? This is a favorite topic for discussion over lunch with girlfriends throughout America. I know, I know, men talk about sports. But, we all know women talk about men. If anyone at your house seems passive, maybe they are just frozen with fear. It doesn’t have to be your hubby, it can be your wife, your kids, your parent, your friend. When we understand how fear affects us all, we are cultivating relationship super-powers. Plus, we can give the people we love the credit they deserves. more
It all started because I asked what topic would be appropriate for a speaking moment. You never know what a particular group of people might be interested in unless you ask. more
The current standing/kneeling/sitting controversy--played out by a sliver of our population but on the minds of most Americans--seems to have no end. Most of us yearn for bygone days, when allegiance could be paid and reverence shown, if only for the sake of civility and respect, whether or not we were in total lockstep agreement. more
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the stuff small business owners have to do now? I sat across from a very successful media exec this week and we laughed because his website needs an update desperately; no pictures at all. more
One reader really hit the nail on the head about how we all feel recently with this question. “I feel like how I am parenting is wishy-washy. How can I be consistent? How do I know what is right?” Certainly, I still feel this way. Just about the time we think we’ve figured it out, along comes another child who is totally different from the others. Plus, each new age brings new challenges. The rules keep changing! more
About a month ago, many parts of our state were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Since that time, my staff and I have been working hard to ensure that those in Senate District 3 are receiving the help and services they need. more
The Lone Star Flag was adopted in 1839, and flew over the Republic of Texas before statehood (1845). It was a powerful symbol to the south, as Texas was a Confederate state (1861-1865). more
If you are raising a strong-willed child, you’re probably worn out. I get it. Just in case the only thing you get to do for yourself today is read this, I am going to be quick. Last week, we explored the positive perspective that raising a strong-willed child means raising a leader. This week, I’m offering 5 tips on how to get them to tone it down already. more
I want to thank the wise young mom who brought the question all parents of future leaders ask about our strong-willed children. “I’m a mild-mannered person who has an extremely strong-willed children. How do I cope?” more
They were called “greasy spoons,” those folksy diners of yesteryear. Printed menus were limited, but waitpersons had their slang menu “down pat.” The one I remember best had a single line of stools, and patrons typically waited in outdoor lines for weekday “lunch runs.” more
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