Karen Palka is the Founder & Executive Director of A Beautiful Me®. She is a creative person who sees the value in each individual and loves to empower ALL women of ALL ages.
Podcast moment for the week of December 9, 2013.
Do you like change?
A Beautiful Me® podcast airs every Tuesday after the 9:00 am news on
WGRT 102.3 FM in Port Huron, Michigan.
THE HUSBAND’S SECRET
Is absolute truth always the best in a marriage? When a secret is kept, how does it affect a relationship? The Husband’s Secret will surprise you, as you weigh the possibility of not knowing your spouse as well as you might think. What happens when you discover something so opposite of what you have always believed? Just how well do you know yourself? These are some of the provocative questions posed in this intriguing novel by Liane Moriarty. www.lianemoriarty.com/
Cathie Martin is an avid reader and
artist. She has had many
roles in life including
her current position
as News Director at
WGRT 102.3 FM.
A highlight of her job
she says is reviewing
books and interviewing
Growing up, I was often the subject of teasing. I had red hair, freckles, and my maiden name was “Pigeon”. Yes, just like the bird. I was a “sitting duck”. My mom told me to ignore them. But sometimes I got tired of turning the other cheek.
In high school, there was a boy who sat behind me in math class. Every day he would harass me. He would pull my hair, steal my pencils, and just be a pest. Then one day my patience hit its limit and I clocked him! My teacher saw me hit him and proceeded to reprimand my redheaded temper.
Why do we only notice people when they hit their breaking point? Had the teacher really not noticed our scuffles? Did he think we were just having hormone issues?
It seems we only notice what is happening when someone hits their breaking point. They lose their temper with a colleague. They end up in the hospital with an anxiety attack. They attempt to take their own life. Do we really not see when they are headed for divorce court? Did we not recognize the early signs of substance abuse?
People are good at hiding, and good at pretending too. But it’s time for us to look up and look around. Take an inventory of our friends and family. Are they doing alright? Is there something unusual about their countenance? Take a moment and ask. It may be nothing. But you may also catch someone before they hit their breaking point.
Guest bloggist, Rev. JoAnn Bastien, is a supporter of “A Beautiful Me®” and the pastor of Plumb Line Community Church in Livonia, MI. www.plcclivonia.com