Peace

Never underestimate how well people can get by without your opinion.

Five Things to remember as you transition into adulthood.

#1  Set your standards high. Don’t put yourself in vulnerable situations where you’ll be tempted to trade your integrity for short-term reward or relief. Nothing is more valuable than your character, your honor and your good name. #2  Request help right away when you need it.  It’s not a sign of weakness..as a matter of…

Lines.

Last night I watched the Westminster Dog Show broadcasting live from NYC. This morning I’m reading horror stories about what’s happening to dogs in China because of Corona Virus fears. Same day, same world..the contrast is jarring. It makes me wonder about lines.. Lines between order and chaos, lines that separate modernity from primitivism, cooperation…

Holiday Hits & Misses- part deux

Can a gift be a hit AND a miss? Well, yes it can be if you give the same thing (in this case a message board) to more than one person and the reaction is let’s just say “mixed.” Interestingly enough, it was one of our daughters who said she sadly didn’t have ‘enough room’…

OVER & UNDER

I stumbled upon this quote the other day and it got me thinking.. not “overthinking..” 😂 ..just pondering. Is overthinking really a product of under-doing? or Is under-doing a product of overthinking? Clearly having nothing to do can set the mind in motion and trigger all manner of overthinking and worries. Conversely, Overthinking clutters up…

The rise of anxiety and the decline of faith.

I read two articles recently about subjects that surely have to be related. The first article, (The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage girls, WSJ, Aug 15, 2019) was about the rise in anxiety and depression among young women.  The statistics are absolutely alarming: “In 2011, the American College Health Association reported that 31% of female…