Resilience – Bouncing Back

According to the American Psychological Association: “Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress – such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences. …. In fact, the road to resilience…

Across the World on the Wings of the Wind – A Book Review

First, in case, you only read this paragraph, I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy. Born out of Martha Kennedy’s interest in her family’s genealogy, this a historical fiction, set in Switzerland and spanning three periods in time – the Crusades, the Reformation and the 18th century immigration to America. The one current that runs throughout the…

Acting From A Place of Fear

I thought I would tell you a story about something that happened to me years ago. At the time, my father’s home was by the side of a river. One day, while I was visiting, I decided to take a walk down his street and after a short while, I came to railroad tracks that…

Good Manners: He Was Nice, She Wasn’t

Good manners are not difficult to practice. From the time I was a child, I was taught to be polite, say please and thank you, you’re welcome, say hello and goodbye, don’t interrupt, say excuse me, respect other people’s property, respect other people, ask how they are doing, offer to help others, apologize if necessary,…

Where Did They Go?

A few people have been nice enough to follow my new blog, but they are disappearing, even the e-mail followers. I went over to my former blog and all of the followers are gone. I have contacted WP.com to see if I can find out what’s going on. Has anyone else had a similar experience?…

Kanopy, The Great Courses, and Dog Training

  Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. – Orhan Pamuk Kanopy My local library is very active, usually crowded, and offers many different ways to find materials, including apps. Yesterday, they added a new one, called, Kanopy, which offers movies, a dedicated “kids” selection, and some of “The Great…

A Family Visit and Wasted Time Worrying

I missed posting on my blog last week. I’m also guilty of not spending time reading blogs. That is because I spent a good amount of time preparing for a family visit. Excuses, excuses. You might have guessed that I wrestle with time management, which I might have mentioned in the past. If not, I’m…

Self-Worth: The Haves and Have Nots

I promised myself that I was going to write one post a week. I am keeping that promise. What does this photo have to do with this post? Nothing really. But, I am going to talk about women where I live. These deer were in the woods behind my home and they are female. Female…

Communication – A Good Conversation

This week a friend of mine came to me, upset that her husband had called her a “bad” person. Why? Because, they are from two different political parties, and they didn’t agree on the topic at hand. My reaction? What has happened to the idea that we can disagree without humiliating the other person, vilifying…