Happy Memorial Day!
I decided that I would post videos on YouTube related to inspiration, youth, college, multicultural themes, reading, etc. Much of my information will be supported by research. I hope it will be positive, especially for young adults. I’ll try to make it fun! The first video is just an introduction to me. More to come! … More I Started Posting on YouTube
I attended the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference last weekend, and I met a man in his early twenties. Although many of the authors, agents, and editors were inspiring, this particular man truly inspired me. He worked at Burger King and took the bus to the conference every day (three day conference). It took him two … More Just Do It!
The joy of writing and being a nerd. … More You Know You Are A Nerd When…
It has been a crazy end of 2015. My seven-year-old son was hospitalized with encephalitis and Guillain Barre after receiving the flu mist. He has had it before, but it is a VERY RARE complication. It was an emotional roller coaster that put my writing on hold, but I came back strong in the new … More Writing Update
My son made a comment to me today that made me think. Kobi: “I got all my friends to wear sunblock, mom.” He plays football and is taking a lifeguard class, so he is out in the son a lot! Me: “That’s good. They don’t want to ruin their skin or get sunspots.” Maybe he … More Dark Skin is Bad?
Hopefully, no one will notice the red mark on my head. If I had just gotten to school earlier, I could have been in and out of my locker and avoided Lisa. But it was too late. She said her few words and my head hit my locker. I kept my head there until the … More Bullying- Teen’s Quickest Way to Depression
A child (only 14-years-old) jumped to her death at my son’s high school on Sunday. This really disturbs me. I’m trying to grasp what feelings she must have had within to end it all. Here are a few of my thoughts. Alone. No one to call a friend. My parents don’t understand me. Pressure to … More Teen Suicide- Alone
During my PhD studies, I took an entire course on concept analysis. I almost wanted to die during this course. It wasn’t that the course was difficult; instead, it was rather abstract. In the course, we picked a concept (e.g., risk) and examined the literature using a systematic process to understand the concept from multiple … More Concept: Writer