Perspective is a changing lens.

Perspective is a changing lens.

It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.                 (Henry David Thoreau) – Desiree Panlilio   When a photographer can not change a scene, the photographer can change the angle or the lens on the camera to capture the best possible picture....
Perspective is a changing lens.

Values.

It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are. (Roy Disney)     – Desiree Panlilio   Values drive behavior. Values are your beliefs regarding specific issues, Values are internal and specific to you, emotional, arguable and can and...
Self Motivation

Self Motivation

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. (Mark Twain). – Desiree Panlilio      Self-motivation is a very powerful driving force for success and having our teen internalize that drive is an important priority.  But let’s be clear, motivation is the desire...
Communication is the Relationship

Communication is the Relationship

A small communication breakdown is enough for everyone to be working on slightly different things, and then you lose focus.           (Sam Altman) – Desiree Panlilio   There is a saying that distance makes the heart grow fonder. I would disagree with that....
Communication is the Relationship

Questions not Gossip

Never waste valuable time or mental peace of mind on the affairs of others – that is too high a price to pay. (Robert Greene)           – Desiree Panlilio        As a parent, we may be just as guilty of our teen in going down the rabbit hole of gossip and then...
Life Coach For Teenagers. A Key Member of the Teenager Village!

Life Coach For Teenagers. A Key Member of the Teenager Village!

It takes a village to raise a child. (Nigerian Proverb).             – Desiree Panlilio        This month our focus was on the three reasons a teen life coach is an important resource for teens. Teenagers are dynamic individuals, faced with physiological changes,...