The Mind Body Connection, Mental Health Therapy and Pilates

The Christmas holiday is complete, and the New Year’s Day holiday is not quite here. The Omicron Variant has made its appearance, and I’m over it. Not over COVID19 the virus, or an illness, or really anything medically whatsoever. I’m really frustrated with the number of people who continue to get sick from the coronavirus.Continue reading “The Mind Body Connection, Mental Health Therapy and Pilates”

Want to Be a Therapist? A Rewarding Career, and We Need More

How to become one, perks, and more… I’m not sure when I decided to be a therapist…I read a book called ‘Dibs’, about a boy who had a one-on-one helper at his school, and that was definitely part of the beginning. Then I did an internship, once I realized that my psychology degree was teachingContinue reading “Want to Be a Therapist? A Rewarding Career, and We Need More”

Blue Caboose Children’s Fund (BCCF): Providing Emotional, Concrete and Parental Support http://bluecaboose.org

Here’s an article about the non-profit, Blue Caboose Children’s Fund. We provide support to families living with CF by providing emotional, financial, and concrete supports. North Texas Giving Day, in September of each year, is a day where people can give to causes they support, and we were lucky enough to be supported through this by SweetWaters Cafe in McKinney Texas. I’m on the board, and here is my story

Multiculturalism: Some Experiences Last a Lifetime

In 1990, the Walls in Germany and Berlin came down, uniting East and West Germany for the first time since WWII. That summer, in July, about 20 youth between 16-22 gathered to work and holiday in France within walking distance of Sweden, and not too far from Lyon.

In 1989, a group of about 20 youth between 16-22, as well as several adults from Tipton, Indiana joined an equal number of youth and adults from Indianola, Iowa to help an orphanage get a ‘tune up’ in terms of looking a little nicer, giving some time and attention to the children there, and working together. In Reynosa, Mexico (just over the boarder of Mexico) we worked, played, sang, and learned to communicate with each other and the children and adults who lives in Reynosa at that time.

I was a part of both of those groups, and here is my story: