Kate Russell

Learning to do it better


January 2017

Processes of Culture Change: Acculturation

Culture is defined as the social customs, institutions, and achievements of a particular group of people. Cultures can be unique to specific regions, religious groups, ethnic groups, or families, to name a few. Acculturation occurs when one group adopts some... Continue Reading →


How much is too much? Or too fast?

In 2010, a car plowed through my neighbor’s house. In 2012, on Thanksgiving, our car was sideswiped by a hit and run driver. Last July, a car destroyed our hedges and fence, bouncing off our house just above the gas... Continue Reading →


Realizations are funny things. They strike us unexpectedly. “Out of the blue,” as it were. The white noise of random thoughts suddenly gives way to a clarity and an insight prior to unseen, unknown, unconsidered. Realizations are most profound when... Continue Reading →

Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

Some people swear by their New Year’s resolutions, saying that they provide a benchmark and a reasonable time frame. Others scoff at the idea of a New Year’s resolution without realizing that setting goals, at any time of year, is... Continue Reading →

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