Change Is A Part of Life

January 17, 2018 | Uncategorized

I have found out that everything changes. Change is a part of life.  My body can feel different every day. Some days I have more energy. Some days less. Some days I can accomplish more than others. I have also found some changes are permanent. An obvious one is that my son will never come

Gerry Teachman, Author of Tales Out of School Part 2

January 9, 2018 | Uncategorized

The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Gerry Teachman, Author of Tales Out of School: Told By A Teacher.

For the past sixty years, the public education system in the United States has continued to evolve and adapt. While the definition of a teacher has remained relatively unchanged, the definition of a student has dramatically

Suicide and drug abuse are an epidemic today.

December 20, 2017 | Uncategorized

Suicide and drug abuse are an epidemic today. I know that sounds scary but it is the truth,

I know the pain that is involved when a loved one takes his or her life. My son, Forest, left this planet by committing suicide. I didn’t think I would ever recover. The following days were dark,


October 15, 2017 | Uncategorized

Living presents challenges to all of us. No-one is exempt. We may look at our fellowman and think he awakened in a bed of roses, without thorns. The reality is, we all have issues to resolve everyday. We resolve one issue, another arrives. Life is movement. The gifts of life are very important to consider.


September 15, 2017 | Uncategorized

All people have the right to think and feel they way they do. But that doesn’t mean they can degrade, abuse, lie to or treat another person with disrespect nor disregard their feelings. Freedom is something that every person in life needs.

They have freedom. With freedom comes responsibility. Having freedom doesn’t include harming someone


July 27, 2017 | Uncategorized

People go to movies and have different interpretations. They listen to music and don’t agree on how they hear it. Some like it. Some love it. Some don’t care if they ever hear it again. Some people are like that when it comes to other people. One can have  a tendency to turn away from


June 19, 2017 | Uncategorized

The statistics for suicide are high. Here are some alarming statistics about suicide:

2nd leading cause of death among children and young adults aged 10 to 24

There are 1 million suicides worldwide every year

22 veterans commit suicide every day

One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world

Brain diseases,


May 20, 2017 | Uncategorized

My son Forrest wrote something I wanted to share on my website.

Have you ever looked in the mirror?  I mean really looked into the mirror? Have you ever wondered if the reflection that you believe that you see may not, in fact, be an accurate representation of what the reality is as seen by


April 24, 2017 | Uncategorized

Spring has finally arrived. I was a little girl in 3rd grade. My brother Tom was one grade ahead of me. We loved the beginning of spring and wanted to get into the woods so we quickly ran home after school let out. We changed our clothes and went into the woods for the first