When we do Healthy Relationships Workshops one of our units covers “Time and Money Management”. If you have a job that pays by the hour you know there is a direct connection between money and time. Some people have income unrelated to their working time, but I’ll get to them later.   

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As I scrolled through my Facebook feed this week, I noticed numerous people making comments about the transition of summer to fall. The air is certainly crisper. People are wearing light jackets on boat rides now. Some of the trees are starting to change from green to falls warm oranges and …

In the old days of sailing ships, fishermen faced daily hazards of storms and waves. Wives never knew if their husbands would come back in the evenings. The following folk tale from New England takes us back to one such sad event.

If you are like my family, you probably look forward to the South Carolina fruit stand coming to town in the summer. We love getting their strawberries and peaches because they simply cannot be beat! This past week when I went to visit my grandparents my Meme had a basket of peaches waiting …

Much of the counseling I do with women is to help them be more assertive and less submissive. I often use an ancient legend from 6th century India, updated to Colonial America.

I went to visit my Meme this week and she was in her “pioneer spirit” as she likes to call it. She was canning all kinds of fruits and vegetable from the summer to have in the winter months. I have watched her do this every year since I was little, and it is a tradition that I truly believe …

It’s back to school time again for all the kids and teachers out there. It was always one of my favorite times of year as a kid. I loved going back to school shopping with my Mom and Meme, and then picking out my favorite outfit for the first day.

The Narrator begins his story in 1692 in a small village on the coast of England:

This past weekend, my friends and I took a girls trip to Knoxville to enjoy the day together. I really cherish those times because with the hectic schedule of work, school and home life it can be difficult to catch up. After a full day of shopping we decided to grab a bite to eat at P.F. Cha…

Not it isn’t. It’s always hotter and worse somewhere else, and in the case of Kansas it’s a good thing. It’s 105 in the shade out on the Kansas plains which means they can make square bales of hay all in one day and the workers hardly break a sweat.

Before the game, the drums rolled, trumpets sounded, and everyone stood up as the band played the National Anthem. Often a singer will come to the microphone to do the Anthem. Many times we wish that would not happen. All singers are not created equal and the Anthem is difficult to sing. Eve…