Suicide. Sadly, the town we are staying in experienced several teen suicides in 1 year. Yes. Enough to bring in the government to investigate. Which is a pretty big deal. And this town isn’t alone. Suicide is a nationwide concern that doesn’t discriminate age, wealth, gender, etc. Because suicide is based on emotions. And we all have them. That’s why, I advocate for more proactive … Continue reading Day 4
What a day. Today, we explored Pittsburgh, Pa. and oh man, what a great city. We weren’t sure what to expect since we only read or heard about the city, but we quickly settled in and enjoyed what the city had to offer. In the short hours we were there, we saw Carnegie Science Center, RandyLand, Bike Heaven, and Alphabet Bookstore. We also ate lunch … Continue reading Day 3
So we are outside of Pittsburgh, Pa and I randomly asked a teen, “What is the biggest teen issue in this area?” Her response, “Opioids. Some many of my friends use.” I asked, “Why?” “I don’t know. There’s nothing to do. We are stuck here and I don’t know. They start. Get addicted and the treatment doesn’t help.” “What’s missing?” “I don’t know. But it … Continue reading Stories Align
“Can’t you just relax,” my husband stated firmly to me this morning. I was shocked by his comment. I mean we are close to Pittsburgh and I just wanted to go visit the city. It was calling me. But it wasn’t calling everyone. Nope. Everyone wanted to relax. So that’s what we did. We hung by the campsite. Instead of tramping through the city, we … Continue reading Day 2
Today is the day we leave and head out west from Allentown, PA. We are driving miles to discover new ideas on how to support our youth, raise awareness about emotional wellness and spread kindness! Our first stop: Pittsburgh, PA. Traveling, Allison & Family Continue reading Day 1
That’s what my husband said to me this morning as I told him a story which happened yesterday. My afternoon started with the dreaded phone call from the dealer informing me that my car’s transmission is failing. GREAT! Just what I needed before leaving for a nationwide tour. When the dealer called, I looked at the time. It was 2 PM and I had to … Continue reading You Can’t Ignore That
I heard the train once and ran the other way. The Emmaus train has called people for years. The whistle blows through the town announcing its presence. Every hour the sound echoes through the community as if to say, “I am here. Are you ready?” In spring/summer of 2014, I heard the low sounds of whoo whoo whoo in my ears. It is … Continue reading I welcome all feelings.