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.

Mar 18, 2021

Hidden Treasures - Day Eighteen

What is success? What isn't success? To understand what success means to us, we must also define our thoughts and feelings about not being successful. We usually begin with the later. Crossing off a list of ways we consider don't align with success. While this is a beneficial process, it leaves many activities in our life out of the equation.

Mar 17, 2021

Hidden Treasures - Day Seventeen

This month, we have reflected on the different variations of success in our lives. We have strived to view success with a new perspective. Success is like color with various hues, shades, and tones. This allows us to paint our brilliant work of art, of what we envision success to be. We are the master artists and architects of our lives. It is up to us, to determine what our life will be.

Mar 16, 2021

Hidden Treasures - Day Sixteen

There is an amazing mind shift which occurs, when you are more focused on the experience of the journey than you are with the outcome. Set backs and failures, no longer cripple you. Instead of feeling defeated, you begin to feel energized as you analyze what went wrong and how you could improve.

Mar 15, 2021

Hidden Treasure - Day Fifteen

When life gets crazy and is filled with chaos, that is when our emotional response to life, gets put to the test. If we will step back for a moment, and reflect on the situation, we most often will find that much of our stress is coming from how we are processing the information around us. It is coming from our feeling unable to control the situation.

Mar 14, 2021

Hidden Treasures - Day Fourteen

The greatest strength we can show, is our strength to not continue to engage in a heated conversation when emotions a...

Mar 13, 2021

Hidden Treasures - Day Thirteen

When life become chaotic there is a time to take special care of oneself, and a time to sit ourselves down and ask ourselves the tough questions. Are we a solution or the source of the chaos? What can we do today, to help us overcome what we are facing?

Mar 12, 2021

Hidden Treasures - Day Twelve

Looking past another's flaws doesn't mean we condone poor choices and behaviors. It does mean that we acknowledge we have flaws of our own. It often comes down to intent and presentation. What is our intent? How are we presenting it?

Mar 11, 2021

Hidden Treasures - Day Eleven

Success is found when one is willing to dig in deep and explore where to find the answers for one's failures. It is found when one is willing to ask themselves the hard questions, and to analyze their previous perspective of the situation.

Mar 10, 2021

Hidden Treasures - Day Ten

Oh yes... wouldn't we all love to have life be easy and our days filled with blissful moments. But would we? The person we are today, is because we overcame the challenges life placed on our path yesterday. Do we like who we are? 

Mar 9, 2021

Hidden Treasures - Day Nine

Creating a work/life balance begins with enjoying what takes up the majority of your time and thoughts. What are the first thoughts that come to mind, upon awakening in the morning? What are the final thoughts, when retiring to bed at night? What are thoughts in the moments in between?

Mar 7, 2021

Hidden Treasures - Day Seven

Unless we understand the concept of value, we will struggle with defining our value. Value is a perception. It is based on personal interpretation of what one deems valuable. Value lies in the mind of one who looks an something or someone and their thoughts create a positive or negative connotation of the formulating thoughts and words.

Mar 6, 2021

Hidden Treasure - Day Six

We are all evolving creatures trying to figure out life. Anyone who tries to give you the impression they have, just nod and smile. It seems that the more you know, the more you know just how much there is more to learn. These motivational series are my journey which I share in hopes that others will find them beneficial on their journey through life. 
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