Accepting Technology

Accepting Technology

We are in a post pandemic state. Everything has mostly returned to normal; I no longer carry a stash of masks around, I don’t get tested every time I cough, and, sadly, the days of no rush hour traffic are long gone, but there is one thing from pandemic times that...
Minnesota May

Minnesota May

This year, we find ourselves adjusting to changes that happen just before warmer weather and longer days materialize, as the school year winds down and we prepare for increased time spent in the great outdoors. I acknowledge there have been many years that have tried...
A New Look On Stress

A New Look On Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month and the past two years have certainly exposed people to new levels of stress.  There are several definitions of stress, however most people understand it as an abstract concept or idea.  Stress effects your body, thoughts,...
LC4YF Board of Directors Update

LC4YF Board of Directors Update

A message from Rick Peterson, Board Chair, Lakes Center for Youth and Families: Lakes Center for Youth and Families has been privileged with having an exemplary Board of Directors over our 45 years in the community. From community members, to police chiefs,...
The Danger of a Single Story

The Danger of a Single Story

As I thought on what to write about, I kept coming back to a popular TED Talk I listened to recently. The talk, by Chimamanda Adichie, is titled “The danger of a single story.” Adichie, a Nigerian author, opened her talk by telling a story of herself as a young child....