Our recent storms played havoc with our trees. So we need to plant trees!
Arbor Day Foundation, located just two hours north of Kansas City, provides saplings for a modest donation. If you want a short getaway or are passing that way, take in their world-class facilities and apple farm.
The Surgeon General has issued a report on the effects of social media on kids. Children using social media often feel worse about themselves and their friendships. And since it’s addictive, they can’t turn it off.
When I was a child, crying was frowned upon.
While I was in high school, one of my male classmates cried when someone hit his car by accident. Waves of shock wafted throughout the class as some people talked in hushed tones about his reaction.
Attitudes like this may be changing. I hope they are.
A friend of mine said that her kids didn’t seem to appreciate the cost of going to a high-end clothing store. She looked for a remedy. She noticed that a friend of one of her children never asked her mother for money. So, she asked the mother how she managed that.
Friendship. You probably know the old saying, you can’t pick your family, but you can pick your friends.
Grief usually kicks in at any loss, big or small — a broken dish, the death of a pet, or the loss of a loved one. Processing these feelings is a journey. It can be done alone or better, with others. Locking away the feelings arising from a loss can contribute to health problems and a shortened life.
Bullying can take several forms: insults, shaming, threats, identity attacks, disrespect, unwanted contact, betrayals. These can happen to individuals or groups, personally, regionally, nationally, or internationally.
Abuse: What does it look like?
Abuse happens on all levels:
- national, and