Monday, 24 September 2012

Strong Foundations

     As a real estate agent, I believe there's a parallel between selling homes and building relationships.If you don't put any energy into maintaining a building, it will at some point, fall apart. You need to support the foundation, repair cracks, and put energy into a building. That's like relationships. You need to maintain your relationship and deal with and fix issues to keep the foundation strong. And remember that you have an impact on all the people around you. A good friend of mine once told me that our touch ( or imprint) on others doesn't fade.I think that is true, whether the imprint is from a slap or from a hug. Love and be loved, and ensure that your imprint reflects that.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Stepping Up to Fatherhood

We've all heard the expression "stepping up" right? it is often used to describe increasing something or bringing something to the fore. Too often, I see men who don't or worse, won't step up to their role as partners, husbands,and fathers. It really hurts my heart.One of the things I really want to do with this book is impress upon other men how important fatherhood is, and how they should relish the role.
It is my great hope that the men who desperately need to work on their father skills will read this book and use the stories, lessons, and activities in it to start a new path tp relevant fatherhood. There are far too many absent fathers in this world, and many of them aren't even physically absent-they are sitting on the couch, zombified by their own wants and needs, and anesthetized by work and other "meaningful" or "necessary" commitments. Meanwhile, their families exist in misery (or in some cases learned indifference) without them. I want to show these men that their actions, and inactions, have real consequences both for them and their families.