What follows is a quick review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and some philosophical food for thought for those that have read it.Read more "Philosophy of The Fault in Our Stars"
Ah parents–good parents– So lovable yet so gullible. They’ll buy anything–tips and tricks– that are “good for the kids.” But, alas, there’s something wrong. Their kids get lost in the throng! As they exit their bubble They begin to struggle. What if the secret to success is failure? What if you need grit in order […]Read more "Ode on Parenting: Grit is It"
I recently read a book entitled Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can Stop Talking by Susan Cain–one of the most insightful books I have ever read. I rarely say this about any book, but this particular one is a must read for everyone, not just introverts. Packed with anecdotes, scientific research, and […]Read more "Quiet by Susan Cain: a must read"
So I just finished “playing” a game called Actual Sunlight. It conjured up a confused mix of thoughts and feelings that compelled me to write a short article in order to sort it all out.Read more "Actual Sunlight review: a game of depression"
By now, you’ve probably already heard about the tragic tale of Marina Keegan. A life so full of promise. One that ended too soon. If not, take a moment to read her last article. It touched me deeply, reminding me of two very important things.Read more "The opposite of loneliness"
Quick review There are many other things I should be doing, but I ended up getting hooked on this book: Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough. Why are so many eligible women–particularly in their 40s and up–still alone when they desperately want to be married?Read more "Marry Him review"
So there is a constant racket in the news about how we have a shortage of public school teachers, how most of the teachers are retiring, and how there are all sorts of programs to get people into teaching. But wait, we don’t want just any teachers, only ‘highly qualified’ ones. If we’re waiting for […]Read more "Forever waiting for Superman"
TCKs face many potential challenges from finding themselves to choosing careers to battling depression. What if there was one simple way that could help you successfully navigate all of these? There is. Keeping a journal could change your life.Read more "A journal could change your life"
Is religion the answer? If religion works for you, that’s great. It is a powerful instrument of belonging. But if it doesn’t, that’s ok too. Religion is a personal decision that shouldn’t be rushed for the sake of belonging because there is a price to pay.Read more "Is religion the answer?"
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ …Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about […]Read more "Be a beacon of light"