A difficult story to tell…

Recently I participated in a brief exchange on Facebook on the topic of sexual assault.  The person who initiated the discussion was upset by the comments following an article at Jezebel.com written by a woman who had been sexually assaulted on the street.  Apparently the nature of the offending comments were of the “I would’ve broken his hand!” variety.  My friend’s premise in […]

A suspect in the road rage shooting is finally arrested, and we all exhale.

On Friday I had the honor of teaching yoga for four freshman PE classes at my daughter’s all-girls high school.  My approach with these classes was to focus on stress management and self-awareness through some guided meditation and yoga poses.  The students came streaming into the room, about 40 in each class, all giggly and chatty.  I heard some of the girls in one of the classes coming […]

Struggling with last week’s murder, and helping my children cope…

Several days ago I wrote about how my children witnessed the aftermath of a shooting in our neighborhood.  If you want to read about it, you can click here.  My kids are processing their feelings about it in different ways.  My 17-year-old daughter had horrible nightmares a few nights ago.  She dreamt about stepping over bodies after a massacre at a […]

Ann Ellinwood: a young girl taken, but not forgotten.

In 1978 when I was twelve, my classmate and friend Ann Ellinwood was abducted in broad daylight as she took part in the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon in Corvallis, Oregon, and was never seen again.  The details of this horrific crime were never revealed, though enough evidence was found to name a suspect.  The alleged murderer committed suicide the day he was to appear […]