Question: I hired a financial planner to do a plan for me several years ago. I got a nice boiler plate book I did not understand with a lot of recommendations for me to do. I’ve done some of them, ignored others and changed my mind on several things. I am hesitant to go back because another plan will cost me another wad of money. I guess doing some things right is better than doing nothing, right?
Answer: A few years ago my back hurt almost all the time. And it was my own fault.
American women are both incredibly dogmatic and anxious about our mothering.
When Amy Chua described her intense efforts to push her two daughters into high achievement in school, in music and, hence, in life, she caused an uproar among many Americans who consider her methods bordering on child abuse. (What? No playdates!?)
Two new studies do point out that there are costs to tiger mothering.
A study by professor Desiree Qin and colleagues was published this month in the Journal of Adolescence and is titled, “Parent-Child Relations and Psychological Adjustment Among High-Achieving Chinese- and European-American Adolescents.”
On Sunday night, I taught the teenagers in my youth group about gratitude. Yes, we just came out of the holidays that emphasize the importance of being thankful for what we have, not always wondering why we don’t have the things we want. But it is important to remember that thankfulness and gratitude go a long way throughout the rest of the year.
The Webster’s dictionary defines gratitude as “the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.”
So, with that definition, for what or whom are you thankful?
The historical Wild West is gathering for four performances of “Annie Get Your Gun,” Ruston Community Theatre’s Gale and Lucy Chumley Musical Series at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
The musical is directed by Dee Alexander, while Jane Wallace serves as stage manager and Jane Petrus assists as the back stage manager.
The musical was inspired by a book of the same name written by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The music and lyrics were written by widely acclaimed American composer and song writer, Irving Berlin.