Book Review, Education

Book Review- ‘I’m Your Teacher Not Your Mother’ by Suzette Clarke

I was asked to review a book about education and youth. Although most of the book reviews I have conducted have been related to the social work or helping professional fields, I wanted to go a bit beyond. Hmmm… as a parent not an easy read and as a parent who happens to be a… Continue reading Book Review- ‘I’m Your Teacher Not Your Mother’ by Suzette Clarke

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Presence

I find myself reviewing my writings and I know it is because a new year is almost here. Many use the time just before to make resolutions, to review the year that has passed and to make plans for the upcoming year. I do this as well, but I also like to review books I… Continue reading Presence

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Relaxation and Reflection: Do You Do Enough of Either?

Relaxation and reflection-two very important concepts especially within the helping professions. As I sit here on the long holiday weekend relaxing, I have the time to think about what is really important in life. Being in nature and spending time with family are two of those things. When camping, you are limited in what you can bring, so… Continue reading Relaxation and Reflection: Do You Do Enough of Either?

Book Review, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

The Little Girl is Me

This manuscript is many stories in one and describes the trauma that many have faced. If we think about the people in our lives; we can name at least one who has been a victim of abuse whether physical, verbal, emotional, financial or sexual. This manuscript is written by Christine M. Ristaino who was molested… Continue reading The Little Girl is Me

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health, Youth

Bullying and Mental Health

Teen bullying: why does it sometimes feel as if nothing is being done? Why are there so many teens being teased by their peers? Have things changed so much since I was in high school that the youth of today is under so much more stress, anxiety, and emotional pain? The youth of today is… Continue reading Bullying and Mental Health

Humanity, News

Interview with Shawna Garcia-Empowered Mommas and IGH International

IGH International is dedicated to inspiring and supporting people just like you, to live a happy fulfilling life! Our motto is: “Life is Meant to be Enjoyed!” We are a reseller of an award-winning, college-accredited personal empowerment program, and we also offer a home business opportunity to those, who want to earn an executive-level income working… Continue reading Interview with Shawna Garcia-Empowered Mommas and IGH International

Aging/Gerontology, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement

The Holocaust: Bereavement Takes a Different Course

By Rea L. Ginsberg, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD- Guest Blogger Jewish history has all too often been written in tears… I am fascinated by people and groups with the capacity to recover, Who, having suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Are not defeated by them but fight back, Strengthened and renewed.                                                                       Rabbi… Continue reading The Holocaust: Bereavement Takes a Different Course