February 9, 2018

When your schedule is jam-packed with commitments, your work load gets piled higher and higher, and your family life is enormously demanding, you are bound to experience stress. The scary part is, if you’ve been living this way for a while you may be out of touch with...

November 20, 2017

Black Friday is a dying tradition.  More and more Americans are owning up to the hypocrisy of participating in materialistic greed just one day after we’ve supposedly given thanks for all of our blessings. So after you’ve recovered from your turkey coma this year, try...

August 29, 2017

Do you ever feel like you have so much on your plate and are taking care of everyone and everything, except for yourself and your needs? Are there times throughout the day you feel exhausted, irritable, anxious, and when you look in the mirror you do not fully recogniz...

August 15, 2017

It’s 2017 and white supremacists are marching with torches.  There are people defending their right to fly the confederate flag.  There are people opposing the removal of statues depicting former confederate leaders. When I think about this, I can’t help but remember t...

August 9, 2017

I'm sure you've heard that college is filled with new adventures and an amazing sense of independence.  It's an opportunity to mix with different types of people and learn refreshing new ideas.  It's an epic, coming-of-age experience unlike any other time in your life....

July 29, 2017

Welcome to the age of anxiety. It is everywhere. Turn on the TV and you hear about it. Open social media and you will see it. Go to a school ask a teacher and the teacher will say it is huge. Talk to other parents and they will say that they are dealing with it.  What...

July 10, 2017

I'm going to talk about friendships in this. We all have them, and we've a probably lost a couple in our lives. I hear about breakups all the time. In songs, on tv, in books. But you don't hear about friendship breakups as much, and sometimes they're just as hard(somet...

June 3, 2017

When one thinks of introverts, power isn’t normally the first thought that comes to mind. Words like wall flower, quiet, and shy are more likely to arise. A few successful introverts are Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg J.K. Rowling, and Warren Buffet, just...

April 29, 2017

I went to a concert a couple weeks ago, and there were some things that really stuck out to me. During the course of one song, the guy in front of me took three Snapchat videos and shared them to his story. He then switched over to Instagram and took a couple videos th...

March 9, 2017

I once overheard a conversation between a little girl and a very unhappy educator. It went something like this:

          "Did you always want to work in a school?" asked the curious girl.

          "No," the educator responded gruffly....

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