• Your Life: Newspaper delivery prompts nostalgia in Oklahoma City

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: After reading my column a couple of weeks ago that called attention to The Oklahoman’s newspaper carriers, the family of Beverly Jane Fried Michalik took a walk down memory lane.

  • Give gifts worth remembering

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: We receive many gifts throughout life and enjoy them in the moment, but there are some gifts always remembered.

  • Relating to toddlers or teenagers can be tricky

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Talking to children is not always a simple thing, and often our stabs at conversation are met with bored expressions and perfunctory answers.

  • Your Life: Being grateful for everyday heroes

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: As you move through this time of Thanksgiving, say a word of thanks or drop a note to the everyday heroes we take for granted.

  • Let holiday shopping lend a hand to others in Oklahoma

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: You can do holiday shopping and support an Oklahoma City-area nonprofit organization at the same time.

  • Your Life: Pausing can bring greater sense of self

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Pauses are helpful in taking time to be thoughtful when facing a big decision or understanding the importance of calming ourselves when we’re upset.

  • Your Life: Hurting people hurt people

    By Charlotte Lankard, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: The hurt we carry may come in many forms. It may be abuse we experienced as a child or an adult, a slight never dealt with which has been tucked away and become resentment, or something we did inappropriately that created in us a feeling of shame.

  • Your Life: Be a bucket filler

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: It’s best to try to help others rather than rain on their parade

  • OKC takes stock of its 'Thunderitis'

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Thunder basketball is in the air and Oklahoma fans are ready.

  • Studying abroad provides rich, life-changing experiences

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Young people who take the opportunity to study abroad return with experiences that enrich their educations.

  • Your Life: Daily news about past travel destinations is rewarding

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: One of my favorite sections in The Oklahoman is the Nation/World pages, where readers are kept up-to-date about what is happening in other states and around the world. It is particularly interesting when I read about a place to which I have traveled.

  • Your Life: Readers help when writer bumbles

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Your Life: Readers point out additional information about past columns.

  • Depending on personal strength can right an off-course life

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    When life gets wobbly, look to yourself to straighten the path.

  • Who made a difference for you?

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Often a moment of encouragement from someone you respect can change the course of your life.

  • Don't overlook the lesson of the bumblebee

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For the Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    When life knocks you for a loop, remember to get up and ask “What else can I do?”

  • Your Life: Parents should look for warning signs with teenagers

    By CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Too often warning signs go unheeded and are chalked up to “just being a teenager.” As a new school year begins, wise parents will want to be alert to potential problems.

  • Charlotte Lankford: Thankful for rainy days

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    A couple weeks ago we were blessed with a torrential downpour of rain. Betty Jo Brooks, 85, sat by a window watching and listening to the rain — and creating poetry.

  • Look for signs of PTSD following traumatic event

    By CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is common in folks who are abused in childhood, live with domestic violence, victims of rape or any kind of experience where you feel your life is in danger.

  • Wrong turns are OK

    By CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Columnist Charlotte Lankard writes that all of us can recall times when we made a mess or took a wrong turn — and those persons who were there to help us clean it up and start over.

  • Charlotte Lankard: Developing patience requires time out

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    What if patience is not a feeling but instead a way of behaving when what you are feeling is anxious, hurried, late, helpless, insecure, afraid, left out?