Rain, Rain, Go Away

Friday, June 21st, 2019

“Rain, rain, go away.  Come again another day!”  Just two weeks of warm sun, decent wind, and a good drying out would have gone a long way toward getting spring field work done.  Of course, we don’t get to control the weather.  Instead, we learn to cope with whatever weather comes our way.  In farming and rural communities in particular we learn to come to terms with the reality of life’s risks.

The Gift of a Sensitive Child

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

“You are too sensitive!  Why are you so emotional and intense”? Have you ever said this to your child?  Did a parent or teacher or another caregiver ever say this to you?  Does the description “shy” characterize you or your child? These are common inquiries and labels a child or adult gifted with high sensitivity may encounter from well-intentioned others. 


Friday, December 21st, 2018

Another year is quickly coming to a close, and with it comes the beginning of a new year.  As often happens, many New Year’s resolutions will most likely be made by millions, if not billions of people.  Unfortunately many of these resolutions will be started, but then slowly falter as all the motivation that initially started them fades.  What about the people who are able to follow through and see their resolutions to fruition though?