Another Trip Around the Sun

Another Trip Around the Sun

Just as January marks a new year, so does February for me. It’s my birthday month. The month that reminds me I am another year older. I have always been a big believer in birthday celebrations and acknowledgements, but for the past several years, it has become...
An Optimistic End to Summer

An Optimistic End to Summer

Here we are once again. It’s still warm, but it’s getting dark a little earlier. I have observed (and tried to ignore) a few red and orange leaves creeping into the trees on my daily walks. The store shelves are stocked with back to school supplies that, when I pass...
An Optimistic End to Summer

Perspective of a Traveler During COVID-19

Traveling is one of my favorite things. Particularly visiting other countries which, on a side note, I have greatly missed being able to do over the past year. When I visit foreign places, I like to truly experience them as they are in real life, not as tourists do,...

Recognizing Teen Stress

I see a lot of kids in my office. Well, my virtual office these days, but nonetheless, I see them. They meet with me as a result of different minor offenses they have committed, and I talk with them about what happened from their perspective. Many of the kids I see...