Victims of Abuse: Why Don’t They Leave?
This is not an uncommon question. It is often asked by those who have not experienced and do not understand the complexity of remaining in a abusive relationship. The truth of the matter is that many people who are in relationships where no abuse occurs do not immediately leave even when there is trouble in […]
Why I Love Periscope
I learned about Periscope in one of the business groups I’m in. What is Periscope, you ask? It is a live stream of what is currently going on in your mind at the time of recording. I’ve only done a few but because it is live, it is hard to be anything but be real. […]
Redefining Gender Roles
When I tell individuals that I enjoy mowing my yard, I receive a look of confusion. After all, I am married, so why isn’t my husband not doing the mowing? Well, my husband does other household chores: washing the dishes, vacuuming and cooking. As a couple we discussed what each will do to maintain our […]
Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
Did you recently lose a job or a loved one? Are you experiencing difficulties along your pathway to recovery? Whatever you are experiencing at this current moment, you are not alone. Yes, the choices that are made, whether you invoked them or they presented themselves to you, God is with you. There is a reason […]
Change: Is It Possible?
“Suppose I decide I want to be a great singer. I rent a concert hall, and advertise in all the papers: Come and hear the concert. The time comes for the concert to begin. I go out onto the platform, and the piano gives the introduction. I open my mouth. My voice squeaks and […]
Labor Day is the day that we celebrate working…..yay!!! I suppose it is yay in the context that you have a job….especially if you need a job. Preparing a big feast….(this is usually our last bar-b-que of the year) is a lot of work….but hey, it beats being at the office. I do love that […]
Vacation or Stresscation!!!
Many families travel during the summer. The kids are out of school and it makes travel easier. Planning the right vacation for you family can sometimes be stressful. Especially when no one really wants to take the same type of vacation. For example, my family recently took a summer vacation. My idea of a fun […]
First Day of School: Separation Anxiety
It’s the start of another school year, and families everywhere are approaching an important milestone – leaving their child with another caregiver. Although, this is an exciting time, it can also be an anxiety-provoking time for you and your child. Maybe it’s the first time you are leaving them at daycare or their first day […]