Monthly Archives: February 2018

Children Against Guns-The Florida School Shooting

The Valentine’s Day school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Florida was not the biggest, and it may not be the last. But it will be the best known, marked in US gun violence history as the day the children stood up to their government and the NRA.

Until now, the victims of the school shootings have been only that—victims. All we’ve known about them is the images we’ve seen, their terrified flight from danger, their weeping faces, their bowed heads in the candlelight at the endless memorial services. But seldom their voices. After all, they were young, they needed to be sheltered from the press, and anyway, they had adults who spoke for them, their parents, their teachers, their sheriffs, their politicians. read more

When Spring Finally Comes, Will You Be Happy?

It’s been a long, grueling winter in some parts of the Northern Hemisphere, but Spring is just around the corner, we hear. Is it really just around the corner, (it’s only mid-February) and when it arrives, will it make us forget winter, and be happy? Looking forward to spring, and expecting to feel better when it arrives is not a new thing. People have always done that—along with giving Spring some mystical powers.

So what is it about spring that fascinates us, and stirs us, and makes some of want to jump for joy? read more

Honor the Memory of a Loved One with a Home Memorial Service

This week’s article is written by guest writer, Teresa Greenhill, who has an interest in mental health. She is the co-creator of MentalHealthForSeniors.com,  which is dedicated to providing seniors with information on physical and mental fitness so that they can be active and happy in their later years.
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Losing a loved one is difficult. Yet, amid the painful loss, you want to give your loved one the greatest honor. A memorial service at home can be a special and meaningful way to express love and respect for the deceased.

Although the terms funeral service and memorial service are often used interchangeably, they are not synonymous. Unlike in a memorial service, the body of the deceased is present during a funeral service.

Why a memorial service?

It can be emotional to let go until you feel that you have appropriately honored the deceased. A memorial service gives you an opportunity to celebrate the life lived by the deceased. It is an opportunity to come together with friends and family to share the memories of the beloved and say goodbye. read more

New Study—Millennials Speak their Minds!

It’s only a matter of time. The massive Millennial generation born between 1980 and 2002, is waking up, and waiting for its moment to change the political landscape of America.

Popular notions, many of them negative, have been circulating in leading newspapers and online media everywhere over the past few years. I’ve been following the discussion as well, and wrote about them in recent blogs, here and here.

Attention and controversy have followed the Millennials, ever since they emerged as the biggest population group in American history. read more