How to Help People Experiencing Grief

Grief is deep, intense and prolonged sorrow which results from any significant loss. Whether it is the loss of a pet or the death of a family member, grief usually first visits us when we are very young. This can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. Knowing what to expect may enable us to … Continue reading How to Help People Experiencing Grief

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

What do Johnny Mercer, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Artie Shaw and Kay Kyser have in common? They are recording artists. All scored a Billboard hit with a recording of the collaborative work of Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. Can you name that tune? It was Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive. Johnny Mercer’s recording reached the number … Continue reading Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

Learning to dream again

When you look at this old house, what comes to mind? Do you wonder what happened to the people who once lived here? Do you wonder why they abandoned their home? When we think about this dilapidated building a bit longer, it occurs to us that it may well represent something more. It could signify shattered dreams and dashed … Continue reading Learning to dream again