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Have you ever won against the odds?

Have you ever won against the odds?

Have you ever won against the odds? In elementary school, shy and nonathletic, I stood on the perimeter of the crowd of kids on the playground watching my classmates race to the schoolyard fence and back. Memories get hazy, but I recall getting called upon to participate. The popular girls’ comments reflected their certainty of…

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Acceptance is life-long need

Acceptance is life-long need

I remember myself as a teen crushing on a boy from afar or wishing to be included in a certain group of girls. We never outgrow the need for acceptance. Somehow through the decades, we still yearn to be valued, included, seen, accepted, wanted. Today acceptance might look like belonging to a certain group or…

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Isolation carries its own risks

Isolation carries its own risks

This COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic forced many of us into a new way of living—fewer people in our lives. Staying home and not getting to visit people except online or over the telephone became a new norm. Learning spiked on different levels as more technology was incorporated into our lives through Zoom meetings and Google classrooms, bringing…

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New website launched

New website launched

Hi, everyone! You may have noticed that I have been having technical difficulties as I transfer from the old site to the new website that we launched yesterday. Some subscribers did not get their notification. We are trying to fix this problem. So this is a test to see if you all get this post.…

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Be uplifting, stop bullying

Be uplifting, stop bullying

In the telling of the crucifixion of Jesus, there’s a lot of shouting, watching, sneering, and mocking going on. Thousands of years later, people still shout, watch, sneer, and mock. Wouldn’t it be nice to be uplifting and stop bullying? Does anyone else get stressed watching the news? So much anger and disrespect and negativity.…

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