Harmful Help vs. Helpful Help

“Relationships are messy.”  These were the words my therapist shared with me years ago.  Actually, no. It’s never going to be necessary for this…


Super Heroes and Scaredy Squirrels

In my mind, I really do want to be Wonder Woman—the greatest superheroine ever.  As a young girl, I was enamored by Lynda Carter with all……


Listen “Up”

“I didn’t hear you.” “But I told you three times.” “You don’t have to yell at me.” “I don’t want to, but you won’t listen.” “I’m busy…


When Shining Shoes Changes Lives

A seventy-six-year-old man from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lived a modest life by the world’s standards. Struggling with learning disabilities, he…


The Gift of Inclusion

I can trace it back to about second grade. That’s my first memory of some kids being included while others were left out. Here’s how it went. The…


Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

There is a new superhero on television. Supergirl has been a surprise hit this fall, especially with the boys. Most super heroes are masculine and…