Flowers and Their Legacy

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Flowers and Their Legacy “The earth laughs in flowers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson. Mom I come by my gardening skills honestly: my mother was a gardener. She tended faithfully to her gardens and I must have inherited her love of beauty and the wonder of it all. Although she is gone now,Continue reading “Flowers and Their Legacy”

Social Distancing

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Social Distancing Many people are tired of COVID and social distancing. Social distancing may be the new word for 2020, but everyone knows what it means. The implications of separation are taking a toll on us.Take a quick look on Instagram or Facebook and you’ll see people doing crazy things toContinue reading “Social Distancing”

Memorial Day 2020

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Memorial Day 2020 This weekend is Memorial Day. It is considered the start of summer, and if you live anywhere near the Jersey Shore, or Delaware Shore, for that matter, it is a big event.This is the opening start on the economy for small business owners.Considering the decimation of COVID fromContinue reading “Memorial Day 2020”

Senior Class 2020

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Senior Class 2020 Spring 2020 What a season it has been for our students.My niece and nephew have braces that were to come off, after years of anticipation. Only to have that time extended because of COVID-19. To them it seems like an eternity. Another nephew was to take his driver’sContinue reading “Senior Class 2020”

A Pandemic of Baking

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA A Pandemic of Baking It was the worst of times, it was the best of times: a time to bake. As I’ve watched the Corona 19 Pandemic unfold before me, I have noticed several themes emerge. Loneliness, amazing humor, irreverence, and baking.Baking you say? Isn’t that a normal activity?
 Certainly itContinue reading “A Pandemic of Baking”

Kids and Validation during COVID

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA The Worst of Times We are in trying times. Many of us are trying to get through the day. And then we are faced with an angry, sullen teenager. Or a toddler that is pitching a fit.We really do want this to be over, quickly, don’t we?We want to shout: “GetContinue reading “Kids and Validation during COVID”

Children Anxiety and Corona

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA There is so much sorrow and loss swirling around us during this Pandemic. As adults, I speak with many who are struggling. But what about the children? They haven’t developed the verbal acuity to describe what is happening within their hearts. They let us know in other ways. Sponges Children areContinue reading “Children Anxiety and Corona”

Marriage and Corona

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA In the Beginning There may have been a time in your marriage when you would have liked to spend every waking moment with your beloved. In the days of fresh love, rapture enchantment and devotion marked your days. A wedding was followed by a honeymoon that you wanted to last forever.Continue reading “Marriage and Corona”

How do we Get Through Quarantine?

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA How do we Get through Quarantine? We’ve examined the what of our current situation.But what about how we are to live?There are several key components to get through this in a healthy fashion. 1. Keep a Routine If you are not going to work, avoid the temptation of sleeping in until noon. Get up andContinue reading “How do we Get Through Quarantine?”

Grief 102

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Grief 102 In a previous post, I explored the different parts of the Grief Cycle and how we process through it. But I’m feeling pretty lousy, and I don’t know why. Grief affects us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is the emotional response to loss. And earlier we discussed just howContinue reading “Grief 102”

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