Chad's Chatters

Personal Responsibility

“YOU are completely responsible for all your success and failures, as well as your inner happiness.” I find this fact so uplifting and inspiring, that it often reminds me of the day I went hang gliding a few years ago. I have always been intrigued by the majestic sight of watching these “human butterflies” in

Feb 21, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

A Word From the Wise

I recently read a news article that disturbed me and I wanted to share my thoughts with my readers and see what you think. Apparently, a 98-year-old woman was served with eviction papers on her birthday – from her 71-year-old son. He believes she needs to live in a nursing home. However, she is still

Feb 18, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

The Power Within

There are times when we believe in everything and everyone but ourselves.  We seem to be in a constant search for mentors and role models. When we make mistakes in our lives, the most brutal beating we take is the one we inflict upon ourselves.   We count ourselves out before the referee has even blown

Feb 16, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Managing Stress At Work

Work can be one of the biggest causes for stress in our lives.  Understanding how workplace stress affects your safety can motivate you to reduce your stress levels while on the job.      Feeling overworked or overwhelmed in the workplace can cause your anxiety to rise.  When you are feeling stressed, you may have

Feb 16, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Changing your perspective

We are all aware that having a positive attitude in life will serve us much better than a negative one. For some reason, however, we can easily be drawn into the negative side. So how do we establish a positive attitude on a daily basis? I think, speak and write about this almost every day;

Feb 14, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / 1 Comment

The Wind beneath My Wings

It’s always hard to believe in yourself or in what you’re doing when others are telling you that it’s impossible or that it can’t be done. I know what positive and negative comments and reactions can do to someone. I have experienced them both. We all have. Had I not had the belief and support

Feb 13, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Prevention Begins With Being Prepared

Workplace health and safety hazards can be costly; not only financially, but more importantly, to lives as well.   However, if the right steps are taken, we can prevent them from becoming accidents. We don’t need to be surrounded by combustible materials to face serious safety risks.  Precautions need to be taken at home as well as

Feb 08, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

“Johnny Five”

What is “healed”? Does it mean to be restored to a former condition? Could it also mean to get better? If “healed” includes getting better – maybe even better than before, could it then be that the disaster – the very situation which we are healing from – is actually an integral part of the

Feb 07, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Fog Frenzy

In the wake of the deadly pileup that happened just a few days ago in Gainesville, Florida, I felt compelled to review some safety measures as to the “Do’s and Don’ts”, regarding zero visibility.  Many of the survivors of this horrific crash stated that the smoke and fog was so thick, they could not see.

Feb 01, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Dream Big – Think Small – Win Big

As you look at your life today, are you where you want to be?  Do you think you should have been there long ago?  What is holding you back?  What has you paralyzed?   Do you have a goal or a dream that you believe is impossible?  Perhaps you feel you are not worthy of it.

Jan 31, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / 1 Comment
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