I never really thought much about ‘wildlife,’ one way or another, until I took up residence near the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge. Since then, I have witnessed the occasional blue heron, sauntering regally down my street. I’ve gazed in wonder at … Continue reading
Category: Life’s a Beach!
Want to take back control of your life? Try turning off your cell phone
Cell phones, cell phones, cell phones! On the beach, the boardwalk, the highway, in the grocery store, in restaurants’. Why do people like to talk on cell phones so much? Or, from a psychological point of view, maybe the real … Continue reading
Replace control with accountability, and boost your psychological health
You can’t control other people. Not your spouse, kids, teens or, to some extent, even your little ones. Sure, you can try, but it never works in the long run. So what can you do if you sincerely have … Continue reading
Challenging faulty emotions can make you happy and healthy
As the busy summer season winds down, people who live in resort areas will often experience increased interaction among friends, family and spouses. In spite of all the positive aspects, though, some of this time together might not be so … Continue reading
With a positive attitude, you can turn loss into opportunity!
In spite of the recent hurricane that (temporarily, I’m sure) dampened its spirit, the character of New Orleans will always celebrate a joyful contempt for everything I hold dear. Like being on time. Or stopping after two glasses of red … Continue reading
You can be successful, and still enjoy life’s everyday pleasures
Does working or living at the beach make it easier to live in the moment? It seems like it should be easier, but my experience has shown that it’s not quite as simple as it sounds. Even here, surrounded by … Continue reading
Is Vacation Syndrome a Sign of Too Much Stress?
‘I’m on vacation! I’m going to have fun and do what I want to do!’ For those of us who derive our livelihood from this resort area, that’s music to our ears. But I’ve noticed a recurring pattern that seems … Continue reading
Back-to-School is an Opportunity for a Healthy Outlook
With summer beach pleasures still at their peak, back-to-school is not something most of us want to think about. But, like it or not, every sandy, sun-filled afternoon brings us one day closer to the inevitable. But the annual trek … Continue reading
Loving life is good for your mental health!
A concert band, of which several of my friends are members, recently performed at the Bethany Beach bandstand. Their performance, coupled with the sound of the ocean, made for a delightful evening. As they played, I couldn’t help indulging … Continue reading
Treating dollars with sense (DE Wave)
It’s a fact of life that everybody needs and wants money. However, dollars and cents can often symbolize a lot more than just the basic necessity of legal tender. In a marriage or family relationship, for example, money can sometimes … Continue reading
Keeping weight off after dieting is the real challenge!
Let’s face it: Summer at the beach means being surrounded by food. Whatever your pleasure—frozen custard, juicy burgers, hot crispy pizza or outstanding seafood—it’s all right here. How can you possibly lose weight, or even maintain your weight, under such … Continue reading
Tips on Coping with Changes in Your Life
I’d like to thank the many Wave readers who have responded so positively to this new column! Interestingly, a number of emails included questions about coping with changes that occur in life. I guess that’s due to the fact that … Continue reading