It’s hard to think of many actors from the past few decades who were one of a kind, but Robin Williams was truly a performing force unlike anything that’s ever existed. No one will ever be able to fill his now sadly empty shoes. The fact that his life was taken in such a lonely, horrific fashion after a long struggle with depression only makes this loss more tragic. For now, however, let’s focus on how Williams lived as apposed to how he died. What a life he lived and what an unparalleled career full of laughs, inspiration, and flubber he’s left behind. In honor of this great talent, here are my five personal choices for his best performances in film.
Many of us would agree that the recipe for a successful business and loyal customers requires a number of key ingredients including product, price, quality, consistency and environment. And, even if this mix is perfect, without great service, a business is at risk of losing customers to its competitors. Quality of service is the most important ingredient.
This Toastmasters International chapter, exclusive to the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, boasts speaking and professional development skills. Participants can learn to become a competent communicator by expanding their speaking, listening and leadership skills from 8-9 a.m. Friday, July 18, at the First American Title Conference Room, 4435 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 100
There’s been no shortage of news stories recently regarding health care. While there is debate about health care reform, there can be no debate that mental health is an important part of your overall health. That’s why May is designated as Mental Health Month.
The opening lines of “It’s For You,” by Douglas Penick, Shambala Sun, May, 2014, caught my attention: “bad news can come to feel a little like falling in love.” In this case, the author received a call from his physician informing him that he had cancer. So what is this about falling in love? What is there to love about learning that one has a life threatening disease?
Imagine if you were able to do the one thing that makes you happy and you actually get paid for it? Doing what you love and getting paid to do it is what happiness is. You can wake up each morning and cannot wait to get your day started living your dream. It is possible if you can apply these seven principles:
Learning didn’t always come easy for 23-year-old Scottsdale native Daniel Mazzon, as teachers said his ability to listen and comprehend the material was below average. But instead of going through the motions, Mazzon opted to venture on his own and apply the skills he had to a different project.
Could you do it? If your kids distribute inappropriate pictures through their social media, could you confiscate their phones and “shut down their Twitter and Facebook accounts and test them randomly for drugs and alcohol?”
Catholic Charities Community Services received a $10,000 Community Grant from Dignity Health. The funds will be used to provide counseling to patients with chronic medical conditions who are in need and who receive treatment from Dignity Health’s internal medicine clinics.
Each year, about 1,500 babies are born with spina bifida, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. Spina bifida occurs when the spinal cord does not form properly before birth and causes a malformation in the skull, which can result in paralysis.
Calvin Terrell, a nationally recognized authority on diversity, bullying and social justice issues, will be speaking on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Corona del Sol High School auditorium, 1001 E. Knox Road.
A visitor named Gulan came to visit a wise man in a remote village. This visitor, Gulan, wanted to demonstrate his own amazing insight and intended to upstage the wise man. Gulan announced to the village that he intended to overpower the wise man in a public debate.
Let the countdown begin! As of today, it’s officially T-minus (take 25, then subtract today’s date) days until Christmas. Are the stockings hung? Lights up? Christmas cards in the mail? Regardless if you’re prepared or not, the “most wonderful time of the year” is in full swing.
While viewing George and Laura Bush being interviewed recently on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” I was reminded that we once had Presidents and First Ladies with class. It was refreshing to recall how they represented our country around the world with respect and dignity. Two people who can enjoy a joke and face up to negative press.
On Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. the Arizona Psychological Foundation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Road, will be sponsoring a free public education presentation on teen drug use.
Every athlete can develop a pro mindset to peak their performance and achieve ongoing success. It doesn’t matter how good you already are, because mental training can get you better. As such, all competitive athletes should work on strengthening their mindset. In fact, mental skills and strategies can be learned and practiced similar to physical skills. Below are 10 mental skills and strategies that can help athletes go from good to greatest:
In one of my past columns for the Ahwatukee Foothills News, I introduced you to an innovative approach to ending the bullying epidemic, called bully proofing. Instead of resorting to various punitive measures aimed at deterring future bully behaviors, bully proofing seeks to empower ALL students, giving them the necessary tools and strategies to be resilient in the face of a bully.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald