A Handbook for LifeSM Center Blog

The PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT series that gets results.
  • Quote for Today

    What's done to children they will do to society.” ― Karl Menninger   "Never make a long term decision in the middle of a short term crisis." - ...
  • Why Does Helping Others Feel So Good?

    Your schedule is probably something like mine.  You have obligations at home and work, and you’re probably very busy most days. Your Must Do list often keeps you so ...
  • How Can You Stay Positive Through Major Challenges in Your Life?

    The emotions I experienced when I was diagnosed with cancer (and then Parkinson’s disease two years later) were a mixture of shock and fear. I asked myself, “How am I going to ...
  • Lessons from Robin Williams’ Suicide

     Lessons from Robin Williams’ Suicide It’s been a year since Robin Williams took his own life.  Robin Williams is survived by family, friends, and millions of fans who have been robbed ...
  • A Treat from 1952

    CLICK HERE to listen to a 60+ year old recording of a Korean War sailor, 20 year old Ronald London (February 23, 1932 - June 24, 2011). The recording was made ...
  • Maggie Linton Sirius/XM Radio Show

    CLICK HERE if you missed Richard's interview on Maggie Linton's Sirius/XM radio show.        
  • The Main Lesson From Robin Williams’ Death

    Robin Williams’ sudden death seems to have shocked people more than any public figure’s passing in recent memory. Probably one of the biggest reasons that we’re so stunned is that ...
  • What do we want when we become incapacitated?

         The purpose of this article is to understand the thoughts of people with Parkinson’s (PWPs) and others with degenerative and life threatening diseases.  I welcome your opinion on a ...
  • Praise for Fellow Author and PWP Karl Robb

    Recently I had the pleasure and honor of joining the author of  A Soft Voice in a Noisy World, and PWP (Person with Parkinson's), Karl Robb, as a presenter on ...
  • What Are Your Thoughts On Happiness?

    What is happiness? Does happiness find us, or do we find happiness? Here are some of responses to the question, "What is happiness?" Happiness is: Spending time with family and friends The feeling of ...
  • When’s The Right Time To Let Your Pet Pass Away In Peace?

    Lindsay, our daughter, was four years old when we brought a cuddly, orange tabby kitten named Scooter into our house. It was the same year my mother in law ...
  • Just Like Me

    Who is that overweight man that is having trouble getting out of his car and walking into the store? He’s a person just like me who is doing the best he ...
  • What’s it like to have Parkinson’s Disease?

    This article is entitled, “What’s it like to have Parkinson’s Disease?” The title of the article probably should be, “What’s it like to be in the early stages of ...
  • 911 Observations

    For those of you who have heard me speak you know that I talk about removing negativity from my life wherever I can. However, on this tenth anniversary of ...
  • Lessons From My Father’s Fight Against Cancer

    My father has been battling cancer off and on for the last fourteen years. He recently participated in a clinical trial that was very wearing physically, but unfortunately did not ...
  • Are You Embarrassed By This?

    What is it that you are most embarrassed about in your life? Is it something you did? Maybe it’s the way you think you look or the way you ...
  • How Long Should You Know Someone Before They Are Considered A Friend?

    Here’s an exercise for you to try. Take out a piece of paper and start writing the names of everyone you would consider a friend. I know there ...
  • How is Jealousy Hurting You?

    Jealousy, in my opinion, is a very dangerous emotion. I would like to think that I have removed jealousy from my life, but it hasn’t always been that way. ...
  • Why Do You Treat Me Like That?

    Not long ago I was having problems relating to the people close to me. I couldn’t figure out why friends and coworkers were being cordial, but not as warm and ...