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Tag: relationships

Little Things that Change Relationships

I am a whitewater river guide.  I love rafting and kayaking.  I learned to guide rafts while living in Idaho working with the youth at the Project Patch Youth Ranch and guiding for YD Adventures. The river is… Read More

Getting Closer Quicker

People drift apart.  It’s easy to drift apart but it can be hard to figure out how to get closer again.  There are some friends that it only takes minutes and others that never feel the same.  Yet… Read More

A Last Minute Request

We began this blog on January 30, 2013.  Since that time we’ve written 70 posts and have had a steady increase in readers.  My blog report tells me that the equivalent of five New York subway cars full of… Read More

Life Ready Kids – Winning Well

This is the second in our series on raising “Life Ready Kids.” We already focused on past blogs that our goal as parents is to raise great adults not simply good kids. In the last post, we looked… Read More

Life Ready Kids – The Foundation

When I was in high school all of us guys in my freshman class took a class called, “Independent Living.” The goal of the class was to teach us to cook and sew. I sewed through the tip… Read More

An Unhurried Life (Pt. 4): Being Efficient and Effective

This post was written by Jim Smith, a long time friend of Project Patch who worked as a therapist at our Youth Ranch and helped launch our Family Experience.  He no longer works at Project Patch but continues… Read More

An Unhurried Life (Pt. 3): Loving Instead of Hurrying

This post was written by Jim Smith, a long time friend of Project Patch who worked as a therapist at our Youth Ranch and helped launch our Family Experience.  He no longer works at Project Patch but continues… Read More

An Unhurried Life (Pt. 2): Gathering Wisdom Instead of Information

This post was written by Jim Smith, a long time friend of Project Patch who worked as a therapist at our Youth Ranch and helped launch our Family Experience.  He no longer works at Project Patch but continues… Read More

Asking Great Questions (Pt. 4)

by Chuck “Are we there yet?”  Every parent hates that question.  I have a feeling that some of you may be asking the same thing about this series on Asking Great Questions. So far we’ve look at asking… Read More

Asking Great Questions (Pt 3)

by Chuck Today we are going to focus on asking great questions to help us survive. The TV show “Survivor” has now completed 26 seasons.  That is a lot of surviving that those angry, backbiting, money-hungry, starving people… Read More