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We don’t need change for the sake of change

August 3, 2014 Politicians and the main stream media have convinced the majority of Americans that societal change is required for the pursuit of happiness to be realized. more »»

Boomerang kids: When adult children live with you

July 28, 2014 April thought she might be experiencing some false guilt. She, a member of the Sandwich Generation, had taken care of her family, raising the children with her best parenting skills. more »»

Caffeine: The ‘safe’ drug?

July 21, 2014 Caffeine? A drug? Well, yes. And you may be surprised about what you are going to read here this week. I remember when I was growing up Mom did not allow us to drink coffee. more »»

Americans should not be forced to back something they don’t support

July 20, 2014 This summer, the Supreme Court decided two separate First Amendment cases by the narrow margin of five votes to four. At issue were the right to religious freedom and the right of association. more »»

Stress and your children

July 14, 2014 Stress. Everyone knows a little something about its effects. more »»

The scandal that is the IRS

July 13, 2014 Can you imagine being audited by the IRS and telling them you lost all your records and that they would just have to take your word for it? That is exactly what the IRS is asking the American peopl... more »»

Wish there was a checklist to help my child with success

July 10, 2014 Every child is different, molded by the adults in their lives from the day they are born. more »»

How do you know if you need a little help?

June 30, 2014 Sometimes Alice felt like the universe at work was plowing her under. more »»

Minium wage becomes a maximum controversy

June 29, 2014 Minimum wage has once again reared its ugly head in the news. A recent CNN Money poll found that 71 percent of the people surveyed favor a hike in the federal minimum wage. more »»

When gambling becomes a problem

June 23, 2014 Annie had been patient for a long while, thinking that Barney would get through his gambling phase, realize what a financial drain it actually was, and decide to walk away from i. more »»

The true meaning of Independence Day

June 22, 2014 Last year, I attended a party on the Fourth of July. To celebrate the occasion I thought I would print copies of the Declaration of Independence and pass them out. more »»

Preventing opioid overdose deaths

June 16, 2014 Can it be said too much, too often? Heroin is a killer. Using it is risky. Using it destroys families. And the heroin problem is abounding. It’s cheap as drugs go, and it’s easy to get. more »»

‘United States’ implies intent of our Founders

June 15, 2014 Have you ever pondered why our official name is “The United States of America” and not just “America”? I am relatively sure the Founding Fathers didn’t pick the longer moniker just because they... more »»

June is National Men’s Health Month

June 9, 2014 Father’s Day arrives next week along with the celebration of National Men’s Health Week, June 9-14. Men’s health has been a focus in June since 1994. Men need to make their health a priorit. more »»

By CATHY THOMAS BROWNFIELD

June 5, 2014 It’s official: Winter is far enough behind us that we can put in storage the coats, hats, gloves, scarves and boots we thought we would never be rid of this spring. more »»

Help for children of alcoholics and dysfunction

June 2, 2014 By CATHY THOMAS BROWNFIELD Family Recovery Center publicist Family history isn’t “just” about the names and dates on the family tree and where each person’s talents and abilities come from. more »»

The difference between the right and the left

June 1, 2014 The difference between the left and the right is simple to understand and define. more »»

‘Minding Your Health’ this year’s theme of Mental Health Month

May 30, 2014 LISBON — Sixty-five years ago, Mental Health America created May is Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illnesses and the importance of mental wellness for all. more »»

The inalienable right not to be offended

May 25, 2014 In today’s America is there a more egregious crime than to offend someone? Utter the wrong word and you will be immediately indicted, convicted, and sentenced. more »»

Seniors: Healthy outlook on life

May 19, 2014 Some people identify themselves through their work. Retirement comes along and they make choices about their futures, if they haven’t been planning all along the way of their working careers. more »»

 
 
 

 

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