Gifted Musicians Who Were Lost Too Soon

Billy Joel’s song, “Only the Good Die Young” is a light-hearted call for a young woman to lighten up and join the party. It’s a song that points out that life is short and should be enjoyed. While the expression has been around for ages, at times, it is eerily true. From this writer’s perspective, too many gifted musicians burned out much too soon. In the next [ keep reading ]

The Pomodoro Technique Has Changed My Work Life

Despite being a fully-functioning adult, I have the attention span of a gnat. I get distracted even when I’m doing something I enjoy, I constantly think about what is next, and I frequently have to remind myself to BE. HERE. Sometimes I wonder if I have an actual concentration disorder, but truthfully, I probably just [ keep reading ]

3 Tips to Drink More Water

I am lucky enough to live in the absolutely gorgeous Sonoran Desert. I’m surrounded by mountains, we have beautiful palo verde trees, and you would not believe how many different species of cacti there are. Before we moved here I was worried about leaving behind endless stretches of forests and gently sloping hills. Now I [ keep reading ]

So You Want to Learn a New Language

Maybe you’ve been wanting to find out more about the language your ancestors spoke. Or you’re planning a vacation to a new country. Maybe you’ve spent the last 10 years concocting the perfect plan to disappear into the Italian countryside without a trace, only you’ve just realized you don’t even know enough to order a [ keep reading ]

Raising Little Readers in 5 Easy Steps

Losing yourself between the pages of a book isn’t just fun, it’s also incredibly beneficial for your health. As you age, reading actually helps establish and strengthen neural pathways, improves your memory, and can reduce your stress levels. And little readers? Well, kids who read rock. The average children’s book has around 50 percent more words [ keep reading ]

Feeling Overwhelmed? Just Do the Next Thing

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Have you ever felt the weight of the Cross after receiving abundant blessings in life? Have you ever had so much to be thankful for but felt completely stressed and overwhelmed at the same time? If so, you’re definitely not alone in your struggle. Feeling overwhelmed doesn’t always happen because terrible crises have occurred. Sometimes, [ keep reading ]

Little Things Make Moms Really Happy

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Parenthood is definitely one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. It’s also challenging. Whether you’re a mom of one or many, you’ve likely navigated a roller-coaster of emotion in your parenting journey. Most parents would agree that some days are better than others. The more mom experience you have under your belt, the [ keep reading ]

Depression and Relationships: An Inside Story

Part 1: “What is your problem?” “There isn’t any reason for you to be sad”. “Just snap out of it already.” “You would feel better if you just tried.” These are all statements that most depression sufferers have heard from their significant others. Unfortunately, all these statements do is compound the problem, because now there [ keep reading ]

Is Our Criminal Justice System Fairly Balanced?

In my short time as an extern, I have seen a lot of what goes on behind-the-scenes in the District Attorney’s (DA’s) office. I find it completely depressing that the stats I read about in my college books are true: Most violent offenders are young black males and most of these crimes are related to [ keep reading ]

I Struggle with Parenting

Mommy Shamers unite! I’m about to speak some truth that will make your toes curl: Sometimes, I don’t want to be a parent. There…I said it. Do I feel good about it? No. I’m honest with myself and others about how I feel. It allows me to take a true assessment of what’s going on [ keep reading ]

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