A Common Sense Parenting Story

Meet Adrian (8) and Erik (5) Navar, sons of Claudia Llerenas.  Claudia was married at a very young age, right after she lost her grandmother.  She thought her life would be a fairytale story, but it was just the opposite.  Her marriage was plagued by maladies such as infidelity, and emotional and verbal abuse by her […]

Gratitude for Giving

  This time of year has me thinking about the value of “gratitude.”     There are so many things in my life, as I’m sure there are in yours, for which I am grateful.  I’m grateful for my family, for my health, for my family’s health, for my friends.  I also started thinking about the times […]

What Does it Take to Succeed?

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what it takes to succeed, to be successful.  All of us want to succeed – in our career, with our family, at relationships, and at life — but how do we make it happen?  What do we need to do and how do we need to behave in […]

Resolutions for 2013

As we move through the second month of 2013, like me, you may be reviewing that list of New Year’s resolutions we diligently set for ourselves as we began the new year. One or two of my resolutions may be similar to yours:  I resolved to lose 20 pounds, I resolved to work out consistently, […]

Making An Impact

Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of participating in a networking function that was sponsored by the Nonprofit Sector Foundation and the Nonprofit, Community and Leadership Center of UNLV.  As the invitation explained, each quarter, the Nonprofit Sector Foundation partners with local Las Vegas business to create an environment where nonprofits and for-profits can […]