A lesson in slowing down my thoughts and a focus on the positive.

The last few months I have been forced to focus on stress reduction.  I had a bad case of hives from January until April.  Let me stay focused on this post by saying, the allergist said they weren’t hives.  So stress reduction efforts. On thing I have been doing is reading about meditation.  I wish I…

The conversation is the relationship.

I once heard something about our conversations are our relationships.  I think it was regarding differences between women and men.  I put that information in the “ruminate” area of my brain.  I wasn’t sure if I believed that statement and over time, I think it deserves some serious consideration. I started testing it with my…

Please, prove me wrong!

Yesterday two articles on the front page of the Pioneer Press caught my attention.  The first Public Safety will suffer . . . from budget cuts.  The article explains that minor case (shoplifting/underage drinking) won’t get prosecuted.  Civil and family cases will get delayed.   The second article by Ruben Rosario reminds lawmakers, to fund this system.  Which…

People will take ‘shots’ at you and it’s about them.

I sent an email asking  for my handmixer back.  I got a scathing response.  I’m choosing emotional maturity and understanding that people can have different views, perspectives, feelings and experiences of the same situation.  I’ve got some ‘energy’ about it and am going to blog on it.  I wrote two blogs yesterday and didn’t post either…

More on Teen Court

I posted my views on teen court, and heard from a few others.  Today I get a document emailed to me that happens to have a research article on the same topic!  Click here to see the article:  teen-court-criminological-highlights If you would like to view the entire issue of Criminological Highlights, click here  crimhighlightsv10n11 I…

Teen Court – Youth Court :(

I don’t like Teen Court or Youth Court. I typically don’t focus on the negative.  I’ve discussed this enough and had enough experiences that my opinion is formed.  I can blog and say I don’t like them.  I will tell you why. In Wisconsin, when a  juvenile is processed in the FORMAL circuit court process, there…