Thinking About What Matters: Victim or Survivor?

We live in dangerous times; times made more dangerous by the use of history to bolster victimhood. Emotional Fitness Training Thoughts When did your ancestors step out of slavery? Or perhaps they were the strong and powerful of their era and captured, sold or bought slaves? Do you own both sides or use history to bolster …

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Helping Children Deal With Election Angst

A BITTER FACT: Unless you control your upset about the election, you are passing your feelings on to any children you interact with. Not good. I  am hearing far too many complaints about how children are upset by the election. Then there was learning that my grandson’s first grade class held an election and the …

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How To Laugh When Angst And Angry

One of the most important lessons I learned as a foster parent was how angry words, curses, threats, swear word were all too often the trigger that lead to violence.  The violence level among our foster children dropped by 90% when we got tough on langauge. Tough meant going to your room to cool off …

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Laugh As Often As You Can

Now for a joke on the topic of living in your own world that makes me laugh a bit every time I read it. Thank you High School Friend Jack Simcox for this one. And thank whoever posted it for Jack to find and share.  Here it is: Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still …

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