Carillu Series

Release Announcement

Froggie and Friends, the first book in the Carillu series, is now available on Amazon.

Co-authored with my daughter Amber Stevens and dedicated to my two special needs grandchildren.

Success is a choice. When we focus on the outcome of success, rather than the fear of failure, we choose to succeed by our actions.

Defining Thoughts

Feb 28, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Thirty - Confidence

Today is the final day of Defining Thoughts Thirty-Day Motivational Challenge. We've spent thirty days, exploring thirty topics to help us define and refine the core principles of who we are. Are final topic is Confidence. After thirty-days, our confidence in our self-motivation and self-discipline is higher than when we started. 

Feb 28, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Twenty-Nine - Acceptance

Day twenty-nine is acceptance. We begin with the acceptance of ourselves, flaws and all. When we look into the mirror, time bridges. The person we look into the eyes of the past, current, and future us. Looking into the mirror, we reflect what we were, who we are, and who we desire to become. What do you see when you look into your own eyes?

Feb 28, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Twenty-Eight - Presence

Life can get hectic and filled with a thousand directions our mind can travel down. Today we'll be reflecting on our ...

Feb 27, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Twenty-Seven - Integrity

Today our focus is in our integrity. It is the core of who we desire to be. It is our compass which guides us as we go through this journey of life. Our journey into becoming is in a constant state of change. We find areas we have excelled in and we find areas where we need to improve. Integrity is our compass to help us stay on course throughout life's journey.

Feb 26, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Twenty-Six - Listening

Shhhhh.... listen.... to learn. Do we realize how often we listen and as we are doing so, our brain go into hyperdrive plotting out our response? There is a true art to listening to learn. To learn another person's point of view. We may not agree with their point of view, but by listening we gain valuable insight into the mindset. Have we ever thought to ourselves, "I wonder when the last time, this person had anyone just shut up and listen to them?"

Feb 25, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Twenty-Five - Behavior

Behavior... a topic which we can always use a refresher course and today is the day we will take a moment and reflect...

Feb 24, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Twenty-Four - Support

Today let's reflect on the topic of support. Every goal we make, we set out with all good intentions of reaching it. ...

Feb 23, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Twenty-Three Observation

When was the last time, in the heat of an intense moment, we became silent and observed? There are moments in life, when voice and action are appropriate and required. There are also moments in life when if we would observe the situation, gather our thoughts, and then before rattling off an impulsive emotional outburst we take the time to observe another point of view.

Feb 22, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Twenty-Two - Overcoming

Setbacks happen. Obstacles block our path. What happens when these occur, is based upon the work we have done, before they occur. It puts to test our self-discipline and self-motivation. 

Feb 21, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Twenty-One - Happiness

While we all would very much enjoy our days be filled with laughter, there are days, when finding happiness seems to evade us. These are the days in which we must dig in deeper and put our self-discipline in our thoughts to the test. Even in the darkest of days, there are things in our life, which bring us joy. 

Feb 20, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Twenty - Attract

Today, let's reflect on what we attract in our lives. If our thoughts are filled up with doom and gloom, our perspective of life most likely will be very dark. We may find that we struggle with seeing the positive, when there is positivity to be found. What is our first natural tendency in a situation? Do we look to find the faults, or look to find the good?

Feb 19, 2021

Defining Thoughts - Day Nineteen -

Today let's reflect on our thoughts about exploration. The journey to see new things, find new adventures, and seek discoveries which help us better appreciate and understand the world in which we live. Social Media is filled with photographs of the explorations people go on as they travel the world. We are in awe at the courage of those, who dare go on explorations and challenge themselves to push past their fears.
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