Harnessing the Power of Criticism

source “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale My friends and I had the most hilarious conversation some time ago about the most horrible things/back-handed compliments and all-round mean things people have said to each of us over the…

Raising Children in the Diaspora

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation ~ C. Everet Koop, M.D. Raising children has never been easy. Before the days of the global village, family was, at the furthest, a bus ride away. When one had a child, your mother would be there to hold your…

It’s Ok to Change

On a hike last week, my sister and I talked briefly about evolving as people because of life experiences. We talked about how it is ok to change. It's ok to change. Those words stuck with me and so I decided to write about it this week. When I started my research on the topic…