Small Towns: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Common wisdom is that small towns are great places for kids to grow up. Yes and No. My first town had a population of 70, the next one was 800, and the next was 5,000. When my very large family moved away from each of Continue reading Small Towns: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Resilience – Finding Inner Strength

It’s dicey out there! Buckle up, the ride isn’t over yet! People are reporting feeling more stressed now than they did one year ago according to the American Psychological Association. But it doesn’t have to derail you. What can YOU do about your own stress Continue reading Resilience – Finding Inner Strength

What are your choices?

Life is a roller coaster. Unless you live alone in a cave, you will run into people and situations that unnerve you. What can you do? I’ve had three situations in the past month: A thief stole my debit card and tried to charge hundreds Continue reading What are your choices?

How to be More Resilient During Trying Times

We know how we got here. During the last few decades we’ve been bent on owning everything we can get our hands on; accumulating wealth, debt, and “stuff” at an unprecedented rate. We are inundated daily with ads telling us that we aren’t enough; we Continue reading How to be More Resilient During Trying Times