A little international booklist with books from China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Brazil.
Modern studies and ancient wisdom agree, that these are the keys to happiness.
Some time ago I wrote a post about some myths about mental health, lifestyle and religion. Since it's May (mental health month), I figured I'd share a few more thoughts on the topic, particularly as it relates to substance use, violence and prevalence. A few … Continue reading Another Word on Mental Health
I sent this to my legislators. Feel free to share parts or all: I strongly oppose the passage of HB140, the “Delaware Death with Dignity” act, which allows terminally ill patients to request physician assistance in ending their lives. I work for an agency which … Continue reading Delawareans: Oppose HB140 legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide
Dear Jesse, I started listening to Ben Folds again, going through my old CDs. I remembered this one song, “Magic,” and I listened a few times before I wrote this. It made me think of the last time I saw you. Was there something in … Continue reading Dear Jesse
I have shifted most of my mental health writing over to the blog on the Mental Health Association in Delaware's website. (There are also lots of other staff, volunteers and others who contribute to the work blog). But because I often hear misconceptions about mental … Continue reading A Word on Mental Health, Lifestyle, and Faith
Fun places for families to visit in the Mid-Atlantic Region
One cold and unforgiving day, my oldest daughter ran (because she never stops running) down the concrete steps of a neighbor's front porch, stumbled, and then belly flopped directly onto her face. Needless to say, there was a lot of crying and blood, and later … Continue reading On Faceplants and Reopening
Update: I wrote this post many months ago, before COVID 19, and long before the killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests and attention to systemic racism. Since then, there have been no less than 48 changes to the immigration system. I never published this … Continue reading A Word on the Crippling of America’s Immigration System
I shuffle through the plastic bags that have collected under my desk. In the farthest corner I find one with a leftover pregnancy test, now over 2 years old. Do these things have an expiration date? Yup, and it’s not expired. I take a deep … Continue reading Thoughts of a Pregnant Lady