Tag Archives: Peace

To the Good Guys

My toddler son is very into good guys and bad guys. Amazingly, he can name scores of good and bad Star Wars and Marvel super hero characters by name. And to top it all off, he frequently leaves the house in costumes that range from Darth Vader to Spiderman.  One summer morning, I had to […]

Lovely Thing~Mental Health Day

One morning, back when Alicia and I taught middle school together, I walked by her classroom and noticed a sign on the door.  It read: Shhh, Mental Health Day in progress.  The 8th graders had just finished a long week of state testing, it was spring, and 8th-grade-itis was in full swing (believe me, it’s a […]

When We Spin…

How often do we find our schedules, future plans, decisions, and worries spinning through our minds?  Don’t these thoughts seem to rotate on a twenty-four hour cycle, to the point where we are so dizzy and tired that we just hope to topple over in the right direction? Since I was a teenager, I have worried and stressed about […]

Good Guys and Bad Guys

My two and a half year old son is very into good guys and bad guys.  In fact, he knows almost all of the Star Wars and Super Hero good guys and bad guys by name.  And to top it all off, he frequently leaves the house dressed in a good guy or bad guy […]

“Peace be with you”

Postpartum anxiety followed the birth of each of my three children.  Although I did not feel sad and depressed, like many new moms, I was paralyzed with fear.  Horrifying thoughts plagued me constantly.  I would think, “What if something happens to me and I miss out on time with my family?  What if I trip […]