In the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, the worst mass shooting occurred at a nightclub in Orlando, FL. With at least 50 dead and 53 injured, it was the worst mass shooting in US history. As investigators work to learn more about the incident, it is important that we, as a community, work together to pick each other up, mourn and honor those who have passed on before their time, and look ahead to our future. Read More
Spare the rod, spoil the child. We have all heard this rationale for using spanking kids. In fact, many of us have used it as a rationale for the use of corporal punishment with our own children. But is spanking as effective as we imagine it to be? What are the long term effects?
There are times when we are our own worst enemy. Times when we not only knock ourselves over, but continue to kick ourselves when we are down. We are overly critical and refuse to give ourselves the credit we worked for a deserve.
If you read the Harry Potter series, or many other fantasy series, you will likely remember the emphasis placed on words. Whether it was Hermione’s emphasis on the articulation of a particular spell or the anticipated consequences for those who dared to utter the name of He Who Must Not Be Named. Words have power. And while some words have more power than they should, other words are losing their power all together.