Cra-Z-Dreams Feature Student of the Month: Ryanne Foster

Cra-Z Dreamer of the Month:  Ryanne Foster Sometimes you meet a person who has a light… an aura that glows softly with goodness and compassion.  It’s not forced or calculated but sewn into the fabric of who they are… as much a part of them as their eyes, mouth, hands, and feet.  The first time I met Ryanne was at a career fair at the local high school.  We were promoting our Cra-Z-Dreams life skills programs and she asked for some information.  She later attended one of our Love Yourself First workshops for girls.  Her warm spirit was undeniable and immediately stood out to our instructors.  We absolutely loved having her in class because she affected the energy and helped put the other girls at ease as we talked about self-esteem, self-love, and empowerment.  We later decided that she would be an excellent choice as our May feature student of the month.

Hero Complex: Do You Obsess Over Saving Others and Neglect Yourself?

Do you have a lot of people depending on you?  Do you feel pulled in so many different directions that you might explode?  Are your own needs typically an afterthought, and do you often find yourself addressing your needs later than you should, or not at all? I realize the world isn’t going to save itself, and that everyone in your life needs you desperately (and RIGHT NOW), but hear me out on this one because I speak from experience...

How To Avoid Losing Interest In Your Day Job While Pursuing Your Dream on the Side

On-the-job ADD (Active Dreaming Disorder) Have you ever had difficulty concentrating or staying emotionally invested in your day job after you’ve ignited that fire inside to pursue your dream?  The flames start to rage inside, and you can hardly contain your energy and desire to make it happen.  The mental dam that once withheld your creativity breaks, and a gushing torrent of ideas starts to flood your brain with no regard for timing or convenience.  Whether you’re in the middle of a project that’s approaching deadline, or in a monthly team meeting, thoughts of how you can bring your dream to reality continue to occupy your brain at all hours of the day.  They sometimes even keep you up at night to the point...

Legacy in My Shoes: Greatness Leaves Traces

Cloudy with a Chance of Phone Calls I was halfway through my commute home from work when the phone rang.  I grabbed my cell to see who it was so I could decide if I felt like talking.  I have never been one to talk on the phone or anywhere else much for that matter.  I am an extreme introvert and most of my life is spent in blissful silence.  My drive home was typically a calm and peaceful time spent unwinding and reflecting or listening to podcasts.  I rarely spent that time talking on the phone unless my wife called with some update or an errand for me to run.  But today was different.