Consistency, persistence, and consequences are key factors in parenting skills

Consistency, persistence, and consequences are key factors in parenting skills. Consistency is doing the same task repeatedly the same way with predictable outcomes.  For example Task- morning chores; making the bed, putting away night clothes in laundry basket, washing up … Continue reading Consistency, persistence, and consequences are key factors in parenting skills

What does the term “clinical depression” mean? Answers from Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Part Two: What is it like to live with Clinical Depression. by Kat Challis

What does the term “clinical depression” mean? Answers from Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, temporary episodes of sadness to severe, persistent depression. Clinical depression is the more-severe form of depression, also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. It isn’t the same as depression caused by a loss, such as the death of a loved one, or a medical condition, such as a thyroid disorder. To diagnose clinical depression, many doctors use the symptom criteria for major depressive disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association. … Continue reading What does the term “clinical depression” mean? Answers from Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Part Two: What is it like to live with Clinical Depression. by Kat Challis

Are You Happy?

Are you happy, truly happy? Not the giddy, silly, I’m on top of the mountain type of happiness that is event centered. I am talking about the day in and day out kind of happiness that makes you want to get out of bed and do something that day. Are you happy that you have employment! Happy in that you like your job. You feel that you are contributing to the company’s success.  You value your co-workers as individuals and as a part of the team. When you look at spending 1/3 of your life working for yourself or someone … Continue reading Are You Happy?

Paying Attention To Your Lawn

As the world outside finally begins to turn green after a long winter, it’s time once again to pay attention to your lawn. Spring is a sensitive time for your yard – the soil is spongy, the plants are tender, and the weather is unpredictable. Your lawn will thank you for being gentle this time of year, but it will also thank you for addressing a few important spring tasks. Here’s how to go about taking care of your lawn in the spring. Types of Grass Spring lawn care depends on the type of grass you are growing: •Cool-season grasses … Continue reading Paying Attention To Your Lawn

I, Canvas

Canvas relaxed on easel awaiting the energy of creating Six colors chosen, splash on-site Shapes emerging, blending, some stands out Canvas heated poised on easel welcomes the cool touch of paint Purple to yellow, Blue to Orange, White to Black all compliment Darkness creep upon the night to swirl its edges Canvas exhausted cools on easel through the night Brushes are washed of color, swirled and straightened A work of art has emerged Canvas is framed and placed for show Proudly being the new center of attention The artist agonizes: is this my very best? KAT CHALLIS Sept. 05, 2005 … Continue reading I, Canvas

Other publications

Publications: Literary pen names: Kat Challis, Kathy Ann Challis, and Kathryn Aubrey. 1. “The Dreamer’s Soul,” Kathryn Aubrey, Vol.1, Kathryn Aubrey Publishing. 2003, ISBN# 0-9747822-0-3. It is a book of poetry and short stories about people as teachers, heroes, and friends. 2. “Teenager’s,” American Poetry Anthology, Vol. X, No.2, Robert Nelson Publishing 1990 ISBN: 0-88147-100-3. Pg.231. 3. “Poetry,” Poetic Voices of America, Fall 1990, Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc. 1990 ISBN: 0-923242-08-2, p.162. 4. Class Planting Seed for Businesses, Amy David, The Daily Oklahoman II- Oklahoma City Times, Community, Nov. 8,1996, p.1. 5. Int’l Library of Poetry • Famous Poets Award … Continue reading Other publications