I love many things about my job; one of the biggest things I love is that I get to work with a lot of teenagers and young people. It’s a challenge sometimes because young people often hold huge feelings in small bodies that have not yet fully matured, physically, or emotionally. … [Read more...] about Connecting With Our Kids Through Empathy
In 2007, the real estate market burst followed up in 2008 with a historic stock market crash, creating economic turmoil through 2009 into 2010. The world and us, its people, were in turmoil. A true recession with a pretty long recovery. Enter 2020 and we have a … [Read more...] about I Can: Rebel Against Life’s Circumstances
I am old enough to remember the assassination of President Kennedy, the race riots, the Vietnam protests, and the Watergate scandal. Granted I was young, but I definitely picked up on the angst and anger of those around me. I can remember a Canadian friend asking me at that time … [Read more...] about Living in Contentious Times
What I Learned in Chemical Plants That Mirrors the Marriage Relationship Safe plant operations are like marriage? You’ve got to be kidding! How in the world do we find the parallels between working in the chemical industry and the marriage relationship? I am so glad you … [Read more...] about Compliance vs. Commitment in Your Marriage: Which Defines You?
I know there are varying opinions on our ability to multitask- is that a thing people can do? But today we’re talking about a different type of multitasking. There’s a phrase I find myself saying often- “holding two emotions at once.” There’s a lot of cultural messages … [Read more...] about Multitasking Your Emotions
I’m trying my hand at keeping plants alive. So far, I’m 6 months into my new role as “plant mom” and everyone is still alive, which is a record for me. I’ve been known to let even the desert plants shrivel up, which is honestly a talent in itself. But this time was different. … [Read more...] about What You’re Missing By Avoiding Creativity