Posts by James-Gleason

James Gleason is an author and motivational speaker who just released a book of motivational stories and pictures Big Button Little Button: Powerful Pictures For Permanent Change, which is available now on Amazon.com.  He can be reached at Gleasonpictures@gmail.com.

Why Empathy Can Sometimes Help More Than Advice

“I have just three things to teach simplicity patience compassion these three are your greatest treasures.” ~Lao Tzu

I have two teenagers. Anyone with children knows these years can bring their challenges. One minute they behave like a four year old and the next they are as mature as an adult. These fluctuations can pose difficult times.

One day, after a particularly emotional and tough interaction with my son, I called my mother for advice. She had by all accounts raised three successful sons.

After a long and detailed discussion of what had happened, she said, “Oh honey, I’m so …