Discovering That Writing Is My Passion and Purpose

I’ve always enjoyed journaling and writing poetry. I even have a children’s book from long ago collecting dust in the back of my closet. But my writer’s journey really began when my mentor and dear friend was retiring as education director from the same religious school that she founded—before we had books or curriculum–when religious school…

Planting the Seeds for a Healthy Relationship with Your Child

  Five years ago, when Nina Sidell was hit by an oncoming SUV while crossing Broad Street, remarkably she was able to walk away from it with just soft-tissue damage.  She was not hurt to the degree that she could or should have been. Moreover, she now understood how fragile life could be. “I felt…

Yesterday I Just Needed a Shoulder to Cry On

By Lynda Dell (Inspired by a friend) Sometimes you just need a shoulder to bear your burdens, A friend who listens without interruption, A friend who weeps alongside of you, A friend who opens her heart to you, And bares her soul like you just did, A friend who helps you realize, To take one…

A Soldier’s Journey to Social Consciousness

By Lynda Dell Originally posted in January 2107 BOLD + magazine Corey Taylor’s journey to mindfulness began with his own investigation of his painful, irritating episodes of psoriasis and eczema th… Source: A Soldier’s Journey to Social Consciousness

A Soldier’s Journey to Social Consciousness

By Lynda Dell Originally posted in January 2107 BOLD + magazine Corey Taylor’s journey to mindfulness began with his own investigation of his painful, irritating episodes of psoriasis and eczema that made him feel so self-conscious and socially isolated as an adolescent. Throughout high school, Taylor tried every popular skin care product that his dermatologist…

When Dreams Become Reality

I thought that it was just an ordinary day, but I was so wrong. As I connect the dots, I realize  the trajectory that my life has taken began five years ago with a life-visioning class that awakene… Source: When Dreams Become Reality

Woman’s Best Friend

The other day I ran into an old friend. When I walked into her shop, “her world,” I was lost in my own thoughts, in all of my regrets and disappointments. I felt like the walls were closing in on me, until I gave my friend a hug and really  listened. Even though things were…