Category Archives: CORE VALUES

To find out what is important
– What are the core values within the family?
– What make our family unique?
– How does our family act in times of stress?

by Michael Ballard The I Can part of the language of resilience is about owning the issue and working towards completion or accomplishment. This language is spoken in present and or future tense about something to be done. We take the can’t out! I Can language includes: I Can Use my problem solving and creativity skills […]

by Michael Ballard The Language of Resilience – I Am assists the child (and ourselves) to reflect and assess how we are seen by ourselves and others. With patience and practice the language of resilience can apply to anyone including children and adults with special needs and challenges. The goal of the words “I AM” […]

What is Joy? For me Joy is an attitude—it is not happiness though it may feel like it. Happiness is fleeting, like sadness or silliness or worry. Joy is a gladness inside you that exists regardless of the good or bad things that happen during your day. Like Love, it is a Verb. It can […]

My father captured my energy by creating my “be still” spot and that began the harnessing of my delightfully chaotic energy. My preschool years landed me on an island with an armload of friends living in the rest home next door. They had happy face wrinkles and white hair. On the other side lived my […]

I was on top of my world. I had just been awarded “First Place Successful Entrepreneur of the Year” by the International Small Business Council. I had a brand new sports car, a happy marriage, a lovely remodeled home, a successful business, and friends with social initiatives we believed were making a difference for humanity. […]

I thought I left the issues of alcohol when I left home to start my adult life. I had no idea it would be those hard years as a child that would prepare me for the most extreme adventure of my life and provide my life mission. To discover tools and strategies to empower persons […]