New Book by Andy Boerger

New Book by Andy Boerger

Andy Boerger, the illustrator of my two children’s books, What Does the Tooth Fairy Do With Our Teeth? and Soap on a Rope, has written and illustrated another of his own amazing books! This one is called The Angel Corps: The Necessity of Putting Others First. It’s a self-help book that promotes the idea of helping one’s… Read More…

Happiness is Overrated

Happiness is Overrated

I used to think that happiness was an attainable goal. I looked for it everywhere; in people, in things, through accomplishments, in how I looked, what I owned, having perfect health, and on and on and on. Sometimes I thought I found it, but it never really lasted that long. Besides, even when I “had… Read More…

Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

A young girl I know tried to commit suicide recently. She didn’t succeed, thank God, but it made me think about what makes a child want to commit suicide. Is it getting bullied? A bad grade? Moving from one location to another? The loss of a friend? Parents getting divorced? It could be ANYTHING. Anything… Read More…

Teach Your Kids to Feel, By Example

I can’t believe how often I see adults throwing temper tantrums. They huff and they puff and they blow their cool right out the window. Something gets them emotional and they lose themselves while letting off steam. They throw things, punch holes in the wall, slam doors, scream, cry, wring their hands together, hyperventilate, spew hate-filled… Read More…

Teach Your Kids to Feel, By Example

The Night Before My Sister Died

The Night Before My Sister Died

I dreamed of my sister the night before the day she died. She and I stood facing each other, just a few feet apart, and I remember thinking, “Wow, she hasn’t looked me directly in the eyes in such a long time.” Darlene and I had grown apart over the years but I still felt… Read More…