Bird Watching

Growing up, I have many fond memories of watching birds with my grandparents. We often drove to a bird sanctuary near the Jersey shore or watched the bird feeders in their back yard, which backed up to marsh land. My grandfather loved painting Northern Cardinals. They are one of my favorite birds. And they are…

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…

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,…