Category Archives: youth
Many of us struggle with our emotions. To share our feelings can be a great relief. Sharing feelings isn’t often taught. People are lucky to learn some options and choices related to their feelings. Even just making lists of our feelings can identify what’s going on for us and relieve some pressure. Read the rest of this entry
We were all sitting around a campfire. Everyone was singing Cats In The Cradle and I had the feeling that this was a special moment but I didn’t have words to describe it, at that young age.
For me camp was about activities and candy and sleep outs and friends and having a good time. It wasn’t as stressful as working at a camp. So much of our day was planned for us, we just had to show up and try our best.
The hardest part was swimming lessons. There were cold days and we were still expected to go in the water. Sometimes we would pretend to be sick so we could skip swimming in that cold lake. Read the rest of this entry
After the big success of the 100 mile diet concept, I thought that it might be nice to explore the possibility of the 100 mile vacation.
People are stressed and needing a vacation. People are busy and needing to slow down. People are dealing with illnesses and need a change of scene. Now, what better way to have a successful vacation than to have one close to home. Read the rest of this entry
Does it seem like Heaven has forgotten you? You may be on a schedule of morning, noon and night activities that go on and on. You may instead be doing things differently and are scattered about. Another possibility is that you are sleeping a lot. In all of these situations it is difficult to see the bigger picture. Most of us can expand our journeys, dreams and adventures by looking up at the stars. Read the rest of this entry
As a teenager, I forged out on my own with some of my activities. Involvement with other activities were influenced by friends, parents and teachers.But what helped me to be a young person that was successful? My parents helped me learn about the themes in my life that would be important. The variety of exciting activities I took part in as a teen help me be the person I am today. Finally, private time with quiet activities was also significant for me. Learning about my purpose, active activities and quiet activities created a meaningful experience in my youth. Read the rest of this entry
I have talked about teens before in my blog. I have wanted to inspire them to take part in things that are meaningful. I have encouraged adults to take an interest in teens.
I have talked about my interesting times with a program called Let’s Talk where I was lead volunteer and went into classrooms with a C.M.H.A delegate. We tried to promote good coping skills to enhance mental health.
Further back than that I developed a week long leadership residential program for teens at Presqu’ile Camp. I also developed a program with the Parks and Recreation daycamps for a teen training experience that readies them for later work with children. These experiences give me insight into the teen condition. Read the rest of this entry