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.

#TEW

Apr 30, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Thirty

The idea that life was meant to be easy was planted in our heads through fiction and fantasy. Think about it. Was it easy to learn how to walk, tie our shoe, or ride a bike? Did we get bruises and bumps along the way, as we learned? Did we get frustrated? What about learning how to talk? How many temper tantrums did we throw because adults couldn't understand what we wanted them to do to make our lives easier?

Apr 29, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Twenty-Nine

Have you ever noticed, time just keeps doing it's thing. It keeps ticking away regardless of what the rest of the world is doing. One tick forward at a time. What if we applied this to ourselves? When the world seems to be in chaos are we able to continue to take one step forward at a time?

Apr 28, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Twenty-Eight

Let's get real for a moment. We all have a bit of crazy in us. We all have our idiosyncrasies which can drive other nuts about us, and can even at times drive ourselves nuts. There are times in our lives, when being a bit crazy and taking risks and chances might be what we need. It is those times, when we need to get out of our comfort zone and do something, which causes many... including ourselves to shake our heads in disbelief.

Apr 27, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Twenty-Seven

It is during the times when the storms of life come, that we need to learn to harness the power of the wind. Every storm in life has the power of destruction or the power to propel us forward. It all depends on how we set our sails and if we choose to stay the course. 

Apr 26, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Twenty-Six

When the storms of life come rolling it, it is time to seek shelter. As we watch the downpouring of life, it is easy to get discouraged and stop believing the storm will pass. It is in these times, the greatest sacrifice we will make in our lives, is sacrificing what could be, because we stopped believing in ourselves when it became hard.

Apr 25, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Twenty-Five

In a world where shouting and arguing has become the normal way to communicate, it is more important than ever to improve our communication skills. Far too many are more interested in listening to themselves talk, than to listen to another point of view. The verbal altercation has become a contest of wit, to prove another person wrong. It is a mental and verbal battle of wit, which can often extend into a physical battle. But, it always begins with the thoughts of the mind.

Apr 24, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Twenty-Four

Our strongest relationship we have in our life, should be with ourselves. Unless we can understand ourselves, we will have difficulty in understanding how to interact with others. Until we understand our thought process, our emotional reaction to life, and what engages our body into action, we will struggle with self-commitment and self-motivation.

Apr 23, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Twenty-Three

What we consume affects our health. Whether this be our physical or mental health, our consumption plays a critical part of in maintaining our health. What are we consuming physically, mentally, and spiritually?

Apr 22, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Twenty-Two

Far too many of us have been taught that to think of ourselves, is selfish. I would like to challenge that philosophy. Unless we take the time to fully understand yourself and our value, we can struggle with understanding how to value and take care of others. We must show our ability to give, and we must first, practice on ourselves.

Apr 22, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Twenty-One

Life can be bitter hard at times. It is in the hardest of times, we gain our greatest strengths. But those who are truly strong, are the ones who don't allow themselves to become bitter and hard. 

Apr 20, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Twenty

In our journey of life, individuals will come and go. Each individual which comes into our lives, comes to bring us a life experience to help us to grow. The time they spend with us, may or may not as long as we desire. Once we understand the concept of appreciating the experience, rather than trying to control it, we open up a pathway to understanding relationships.

Apr 19, 2021

Rip and Real - Day Nineteen

There are times in our lives when hopes and dreams seem to shatter on the ground. When actions of another, seem to cause turmoil in our lives where we don't know if we have the strength to overcome. There are times, when our own action cause what we have worked towards to slip away from our fingertips.
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