Kristen Houghton

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The Absolute Necessity of Reading

Reading is always a wonderful pastime in the best of times and in the worst of times it can be a literal mind-saver. As a...

Don’t Let Fear of Failure Outweigh the Possibility of Success

I worked with a woman who was excellent at her job but had one very serious flaw—she was terrified of failing. Because of that fear,...

Women and Morality: What Has Changed?

“Has the idea of morality changed for us? I mean, one hundred years ago, what was considered moral for women?” A female colleague of mine...

Napping Your Way to Health

To be honest, I was always someone who ridiculed the idea of taking a nap during the day. I equated it with ‘getting older’. If...

A Sense of Community

In my grandparents’ neighborhood there was a man who was pretty much what today we would consider to be homeless. He was a former soldier...

Shelter-In and Read a Good Book

Okay people, listen up. This isn’t a drill—we’re in a crisis—a pandemic—and we need to be able to get through this with our mental health...

Why I Lost My ‘Courage’ and How I Got It Back

A strange thing happened to me a year after I retired from my teaching career and transitioned to a full-time writing career—at some unknown point...

Catch the Reading Bug

Do you read? I mean, real books, magazines; tangible objects you can hold in your hand? I do. Oh, I love my ebook reader for...

New Stepparent? Start Your Own Holiday Traditions

A friend of mine was concerned about the upcoming holiday season. Recently married to a man with two adult children, she and her husband were...

Cosmetic Surgery-To Tell or Not to Tell

“Oh my God, you look fabulous!” all six of us exclaim to our friend, Jennifer, whose wedding is in two days. We’re gathered for her...