Friends Don't Let Friends Disagree...

Friends Don't Let Friends Disagree...

...unless they are true friends. It should be no surprise that people have differing opinions on a variety of topics. Even before human beings could speak, this was the case. It is just one of those inescapable facts of life: people will...

Build A Stronger, Healthier, Family Foundation

Build A Stronger, Healthier, Family Foundation

Communcation is the key! Ditch the fear I’ve seen it a thousand times over: parents are afraid to talk to their kids. Afraid to speak openly about real life issues such as sex, or drugs, or whatever. Afraid that they may look...

The Path to Pot is Littered With Lies

The Path to Pot is Littered With Lies

How can we overcome agendas? There is an absurd amount of hype and mythology surrounding marijuana from those who oppose its use, as well as from those who support legalizing it. Each side rattles off statistics that cater to their...

Happiness Comes With A Price?

Happiness Comes With A Price?

...or does it? We live in a world where the majority of people are always looking to buy the latest and greatest, from new cars that are tricked out with all the features, to phones which are basically hand-held computers these days....

Beauty Is A Beast...

Beauty Is A Beast...

...and should be slayed accordingly. I am frustrated by society’s obsession with unrealistic beauty standards. We continue to propagate an ideology which is not only difficult to achieve, but it is unhealthy even to attempt. This...

The Positive Potentials of Student/Teacher Relationships Online

The Positive Potentials of Student/Teacher Relationships...

Are we ignoring opportunities in lieu of past negative experiences? With social media use ever-growing, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing students and teachers becoming online friends. Apparently it has become a real...

Violence and Mental Illness, The Ultimate Scapegoat

Violence and Mental Illness, The Ultimate Scapegoat

A link to the past. In a recent article about the Fort Hood Shooting on cnn.com, they reported that the shooter had psychiatric issues, and that he had a long history of depression and anxiety. Another article found on yahoo.com talks...

A Pen, a Pad, and a Whole Lot of Medication

A Pen, a Pad, and a Whole Lot of Medication

Doctor, I need Help! In the past, when you had a headache, you’d pop a couple of aspirin and go about your business. These days, you make an appointment with your doctor, sharing how you “suffer” from “severe...

Shooting Down Mental Illness

Shooting Down Mental Illness

What is a police officer to do? A growing problem. Whatever happened to officers trying to talk down a person exhibiting odd behavior? Are our law enforcement officers not getting the training they use to, or are they ignoring it...