Where Women Rule The State (Literally)

Since this is Women’s Month, I thought it appropriate to write about a country where women are generally seen as second-class citizens, except in Meghalaya, India. In Meghalaya, you will be hard-pressed to find anyone male with a leadership position. This state has been flourishing as a matrilineal society for generations and has not been questioned until now. Where almost every country is run by... read more

Remembering My Teen Years Through My Daughter

It starts with waking up at 6 or 615am every morning for school. Most mornings start with a half-hearted attempt to wake up my daughter, making sure she gets moving since her school bus picks up at 740. If she’s had enough sleep, waking her up only takes about 5 minutes, but if she hasn’t, it takes her 15 minutes just to get out of bed. I remember times when it wouldn’t take much cajoling... read more

There Is Hope Beyond Obesity

How much would you be willing to do to help your child if concerns their health? There have been numerous programs that deal with adult obesity, but there have been few that deal with child/teen obesity, until Wellspring Academy. Wellspring Academy in Brevard, NC, is a boarding school designed to help obese kids lose weight while teaching them traditional academics. From the time these teens arrive and are... read more