Happy Valentines Day … Every Day!

Happy Valentines Day Every Day by Judy Dippel Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” Jeremiah 31:3 NLT I’ll never get over it. Since love is defined as a profoundly tender affection for another person and…

The Gift We All Can Give this Christmas

Give the gift of PEARLS this Christmas What is more important than our relationships? They are continually shifting and being redefined. As we approach the holiday season, when we’ll be spending time with both friends and family, I’d like to suggest we give the gift of “pearls.” This suggestion comes from the “Relationship” chapter of…

When Friendship Hurts

When Friendship Hurts! “The Art of Confrontation” from the book, Friendship Interrupted by Judy Dippel and Debra Whiting Alexander, Ph.D.   “Now that I know something is wrong between us, I’m more than stunned. I can’t say this to you partly because I can’t seem to put words on the agonizing emotions that are churning,…

Breaking the Myths of Motherhood

Myths of Motherhood Breaking The Myths of Motherhood: One Step Toward Alleviating Postpartum Mood Disorders By: Nancy Goodman, LCSW Many first-time mothers are baffled when they find their new life with baby doesn’t match up to the myths of motherhood. We are led to believe that having a baby should be a glorious, magical time.…

Kappa Delta Sorority and National Women’s Friendship Day

__________________________________________________________________ Created by Kappa Delta Sorority http://nwfd.kappadelta.org/ national ∙ women’s ∙ friendship . day ™ Ask any woman–there’s something special about her friendships with other women. Our female friends know us better than anyone else. They are there to listen, to console, and to encourage. They are our loudest cheerleaders and our most compassionate confidantes.…

FREEDOM is a HOT TOPIC

Our appreciation for the freedom we have in America is perceived differently by different people. If we bring this subject up at coffee, the coffee may get cold, but the topic will remain hot! I would suggest a lighter topic for discussion, but at the same time, bear with me, this might be something to…