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Burnout in One's Life and Overcome It

Burn out – the art of refusing do something for oneself that we would do for others at the drop of a hat. Okay that is my version, here is the Webster’s definition: exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration.

 

Empirical studies and investigations into what professions have the highest rates of burnout, depression, suicide and stress levels, show that these jobs all have one central element to their jobs: public contact/service.

BUYER BEWARE! ALABAMA'S ARCHAIC LAWS PERTAINING TO REAL ESTATE AND HOME OWNERSHIP IN REGARDS TO LEASE WITH OPTION TO BUY CAN LAND YOU IN COURT

Lease-option agreements are generally utilized in residential real estate acquisition when a home buyer would like to purchase a home, but needs to repair their credit rating in order to secure a promissory note and mortgage. The lease-option agreement allows a buyer to lease a property for a set period of time—typically between 1-3 years—with the option to buy the property at a contractual future date.

The negotiated option is typically a percentage of the price for example, one to five percent, and is credited, along with the rents and a rent premium, to the purchase price if the lessee buys the property.

THE MORAL DILEMMA: CHILDHOOD PSYCOPATHIC BEHAVIOR AND ANIMAL CRUELTY

Thank goodness, it is now a felony in every state for animal cruelty or animal abuse. 

 Why am I so excited? Not just because I am an animal owner, lover and advocate, but the correlation between animal cruelty and childhood/young adult “psychopathic predisposition behavior” may be diagnosed earlier in their development or learning curve and preventive measures put in place by psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy sessions.

 
Macdonald’s triad, (also known as thetriad of sociopathy

JUDGEMENT DAY: PRISON TO PAROLE

Alexander Maconochie, a Scottish geographer and captain in the Royal Navy, introduced the modern idea of parole when, in 1840, he was appointed superintendent of the British penal colonies in Norfolk Island, Australia. He developed a plan to prepare them for eventual return to society that involved three grades.

The first two consisted of promotions earned through good behavior, labor, and study. The third grade in the system involved conditional liberty outside of prison while obeying rules. A violation would return them to prison and starting all over again through the ranks of the three grade process

What does an effective nonprofit leader look like?

“A strong nonprofit leader drives a sense of mission down through the organization, upward into the board and outward in to the community. He or she is willing to do whatever it takes to enable the organization to follow their mission effectively.” (Light, P. 2002. Grasping for the Ring: Defining Strong Nonprofit Leadership)

Sound like a tall order? It is. In fact, leadership is the starting point to effective performance, organization-wide. To successfully lead and move his or her mission forward, today’s nonprofit leader needs to be more than just “the boss.

WHY AREN’T CHURCHES DOING MORE TO HELP SOCIAL INJUSTICE IN AMERICA?

What has occurred that has led toour nation’s churchesblindness to the lost world around us – in America?

Our churches have large annual budget set aside for foreign missions, through donations and tithes, and these very same churches have minuscule budgets for home missions - forourpoor, indigent and homeless here in America.



And on top of that, we give religious organizations, in which the churches in America are the largest recipients,tax exempt status and other stimulito encourage their missions which ironically should be to help the poor and destitute by biblical standards, not to build new and improved skyscrapers in the sky.

Our Secret Santas' have Truly Blessed the Lighthouse's Holiday Programs This Year! HOHOHO!

The 250 elves at The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries are taking a well-deserved coffee and goodies break this afternoon because our unsung hero Secret Santas are still delivering donations for our military Operations Santa Claus for the Marines and the Army!

We will be accepting donations until 3:00am on Christmas Eve Morning in order to get them packed and ready to be airlifted at 12:00pm and headed overseas!

We have already shipped 3000 priority boxes full of personal items and goodies to the  US Army Units that we adopted this year and we still have 3500 to complete by Christmas Eve!

Birmingham's Boutwell Auditorium Opens Their Doors to the Homeless for Cold Weather with a Very Special Holiday Surpise

Every year, when winter's cold and frosty weather comes home to roost in Birmingham, Alabama, one of our historic facilities opens it's doors and invites all who are homeless to enter for warmth and food each night.

A few years ago, when we opened our doors at The Lighthouse, on a very cold and wet winter's eve, we visited the facility late at night, bearing gifts.  We took $1000.00 and bought sandwich meats, bread, chips, desserts and drinks and one of my facility manager's, my son and myself spent all day putting the goodies together in anticipation in providing food to the homeless in the Boutwell Auditorium that night.

My Home is the Motel 6 in Woodlawn - We Always Leave the Light on for You!

I live in Woodlawn, a small community or suburb of Birmingham, Al. This is a community filled with drugs dealing, sales and use, prostitution at local seedy motels, homeless living in streets and in abandoned houses to keep warm and shelter over their heads and young adults with no purpose in their lives but roaming the streets in search of their futures, predominantly black and Hispanic.

Decades ago, this was a thriving; beautiful community filled with profitable businesses, children playing in the parks and streets in the neighborhoods and the hustle and bustle of success.

My Home is the Motel 6 in Woodlawn - We Always Leave the Light on for You!

I live in Woodlawn, a small community or suburb of Birmingham, Al. This is a community filled with drugs dealing, sales and use, prostitution at local seedy motels, homeless living in streets and in abandoned houses to keep warm and shelter over their heads and young adults with no purpose in their lives but roaming the streets in search of their futures, predominantly black and Hispanic.

Decades ago, this was a thriving; beautiful community filled with profitable businesses, children playing in the parks and streets in the neighborhoods and the hustle and bustle of success.
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