Create Your Home Place

Create Your Home Place

How do you define home?  Home is a physical place, but it is also a spiritual, emotional, and psychological place, too.  For many, home means a place of belonging and acceptance.  These feelings are vitally important to the development of identity not only growing...
Handling Compliments

Handling Compliments

As the mother to 3 girls and 1 step-son, I feel as a parent that they should know how to handle compliments.  They get a lot of them!  Many adults don’t know how to handle compliments either.  Here’s a simple way to deal with them:  Say, “Thank...
You Are Here

You Are Here

Have you ever seen a map of a place, and in the middle of it there is a little marker with “YOU ARE HERE” on it?  Sometimes it’s nice to know where you are–like if you’re in a crowded mall, or on a complicated hiking trail. I think the...
Life Lessons from Nine-Eleven

Life Lessons from Nine-Eleven

If you are a U.S. citizen, everyone probably remembers where they were and what they were doing on 9/11.  It was a turning point for every one of us–a huge wake-up call that we weren’t safe on our home soil.  Our troops dealt with this kind of violence on...