Bird Lady of Altamonte Headed For Heaven
Ann Young died. And if you listen very close you can tell. Songbirds aren't singing quite as sweet.
She was the best friend wild birds ever had. Thousands owe her their lives. Thousands more won't survive now that she's gone.
She was known as the Bird Lady of Altamonte Springs. For over two decades she dedicated her home, her love, and her life to taking care of injured and...
The Times They Are A Changin'
As we welcome in the New Year, lets hope 2008 will bring with it meaningful change in the way America deals with its aging population. Dylan said it first but it’s never been truer than now: “The times they are a-changin.” A social revolution is about to unfold and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’m tired of being marginalized and ignored by the thirty-something’s who think they...
"Merry Christmas Dad! Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season"
“Merry Christmas, Dad! Coping with Grief in the Holiday Season”
By: Aaron Welch, LMHC, NCC, CSOTS
I doubt if this article will be very long in comparison to most that I write. The topic is far too difficult for me to “go there” for too long. The truth is that, once again, I must deal with mourning my father through the holiday season.
One would think...
Teenagers and Social Networking
I am really appalled at some things I have witnessed on social networking
sites like Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube (just to mention a few). I have seen
vulgarity at its worse and threats of bodily harm. This is predominantly done
by teenagers and is becoming epidemic. What has our society and the internet
When I opened my You Tube account 4 years ago, there were moderators...
Predicting A Coward's Way Out
There seems to be a recurring theme when it comes to murder, especially when children are involved. In cases of filicide, when a parent unceremoniously ends the life of their own child -- or children, questions are raised about why no one saw it coming. Certainly, we heard it over and over during the course of three years, from July 15, 2008 through the trial and sentencing of Casey Marie Anthony....
Go Under the Knife to Get In That Bikini
No doubt about it, it's swimsuit season once again. Nothing feels better than the sun on your body in the heat of the summer. But then again, nothing feels worse than looking down at your body and wondering what the heck happened to it!
4 Factors to Guide Unmotivated Students to Finish Semester Strong
4 Factors to Guide Unmotivated Students toward Finishing the Semester StrongBy Dwight Bain, Nationally Certified Counselor & Certified Life CoachHave you ever wondered why so many students get close to the ‘finish line’ of a semester or even graduation and then fail to finish? Parents, teachers, guidance counselors and tutors can be cheering for a student to push forward to finish strong and...
Slowly, the wiles of justice churn
"Carla was my very best friend. We talked about everything and anything together. It didn't matter where we lived. If Carla was there, it was home to me. Now I feel very alone.''
- Jim Larson in 1999
When John Huggins was arrested for the murder of Carla Larson in 1997, several ministers who knew him said no way. He was not capable of doing such a horrible act. After all, they proclaimed, this...