The Life Through a Dram podcast sees my take on life, being a better person, and appreciating the here and now, all accompanied by a dram of fine single malt whisky.
I share stories and personal examples of people making a difference in the world, as well as how you can make that difference too.
Recently, I posted an update on Facebook about school picture days, and how they encourage false narratives when it comes to our kids.
The thinking was, we push back online when it comes to fake influencers and buying likes on social media, who try and sell us the perfect life that they lead, even when it's anything but.
Yet for our kids, when it comes to the annual picture day at school, we prettify our kids, and tell them they need to be their "best self", so to speak, otherwise the pictures will be ruined.
Is that truly the message and lesson we want to be giving?
In this week's episode, I talk about why we need to be better, and more consistent, when it comes to being authentic in life.
Topics on the menu include
How we're adding unnecessary pressure on our kidsHow our disappointment over something little can be huge for our kidsWhy we need to realize that smarter does not mean betterHow strangers at a Gay Pride parade made kids feel loved againSettle back for a discussion on whether the happiness we're seeking for our kids is actually for them or more about ourselves, and why we need to make sure it's for the right reasons.
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