My Friend Al (She is a GOOD one)_beagood1

My friend Al is my best friend. We first met in the 5th grade, and she turned my life upside down (in a good way). Up until that point, I had always been “the good girl.” I was the teacher’s pet. I was a daddy’s girl. I was the apple of all the grown-ups’ collective eye. I drove myself mad trying to be everything to everyone. Trying to be perfect. And good ALL THE TIME. It was suffocating. So, when I met A, I was in awe. Her reputation preceded her. She was a “cool girl” who had been to … Continue reading My Friend Al (She is a GOOD one)_beagood1

How to manage anger more mindfully — BayArt

What is happening when your buttons are being pushed? You know that feeling when somebody is pushing your buttons and you can’t seem to control your anger? This toxic bath of adrenaline is enough to keep you feeling bad for some time. What if you are keeping this anger going longer than necessary without realising it? If you feel anger is… via How to manage anger more mindfully — BayArt Continue reading How to manage anger more mindfully — BayArt

The Refugee Crisis: Through the Eyes of the Children: Review by Carol P. Christ —

The Refugee Crisis: Through the Eyes of the Children by Robert and Robin Jones. Santa Barbara, CA: Blue Point Books, 2016. $19.95. Website: http://www.throughtheeyesofthechildren.com Arriving in Molivos, Lesbos for a summer break, Robert and Robin Jones quickly became caught up in the refugee crisis engulfing the island that had been their second home for over […] via The Refugee Crisis: Through the Eyes of the Children: Review by Carol P. Christ — Continue reading The Refugee Crisis: Through the Eyes of the Children: Review by Carol P. Christ —