Guest Columns


    I had a client named Bill who was caught in the belief that men are not supposed to cry, and that emotions are for women only. He had become a victim of his own rigid view of life and of his fear of feeling anything.
    He told me he had a concern of losing control if his feelings started coming up, so he used his thoughts to push them back down. In his holistic health consultations, we started a process to release his longtime repressed feelings and improve his distorted concept of what was required of him to be considered a “man.”

  • Take ‘Reel Action’ against underage drinking

    I have a story to tell you. If you’re a parent, this could be tough reading; but, it’s necessary reading.
    If you’re a teenager, chances are you’ve heard a similar tale somewhere along the line.
    Either way, it will affect you. My hope is that it moves you to take some action – some “REEL” Action.

  • Humans can't follow rules, which is why God gave us 10

    I’m a recovering helicopter parent, having spent countless hours and huge amounts of energy hovering over my kids, trying to turn them into mini versions of myself.
    Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, neither daughter is exactly like me, although they have both inherited the need for a “Do not touch” linen closet — shelves of carefully arranged towels and linens that are not to be touched. Ever.

  • Always handle firearms with care

    Fall brings with it hunting season, and Trimble County residents are urged to follow these gun-safety tips to prevent accidents at home or out in the field.

    Store ammunition and firearms in separate, locked cabinets or in closets that are inaccessible to children.

    Never store a firearm that is loaded. It is best to store it with the action open, or taken down when possible.

    Always handle a firearm as if it were loaded, but always check to see if it is loaded when handling it.