Tag Archives: Education

Is Mindfulness the Answer to Ending Stigma?

I’m working on my MA in Disability Studies at CUNY School for Professional Studies. In researching the subject of “stigma” I came across information in scholarly journals which caught my interest in the subject of “mindfulness” and wanted to learn … Continue reading

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Educational Achievement and the Drop Out

It had become apparent to me that the ‘freshie’ was no longer going to school. She would be a high school drop-out. I struggled, off and on, from twenty-five to forty-eight years old, to earn first an Associate degree and … Continue reading

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Where’s the Recovery?

Discrimination is a difficult subject to write about. “Maggie’s” plight of a frustrated woman, needed to be told, The Day Maggie Combs-Wilson Lost Her Sanity (Or Came To Her Senses) « JannaTWrites’s Blog, but the place of women in our society … Continue reading

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Money Can’t Buy Happiness

It was not being unemployment that was depressed me. It was waking up feeling my life had lost its purpose. I quickly decided that I needed to return to college, to finish up my Bachelor Degree, initially thinking: This will … Continue reading

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NYC with My Girl

It may seem as if I had our day in NYC scheduled to the max. I did and I didn’t. Sarah and I had made reservations to attend a Barbara Taylor Bradford lecture at Hunter College a month ago. I … Continue reading

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Freshie: Sees the Light

One can only hope, when they see their child going down the wrong path, they will notice and adjust before it’s too late. As the Freshie decided high school was not for her, waiting tables was a satisfactory job, and … Continue reading

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Parenting Freshie

Well, I am trying really hard to keep perspective and effectually communicate with the freshie. Being seventeen years old isn’t easy, I’ve been there and despite the aching urge to give up one must still perceiver and accomplish the basic … Continue reading

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