• Charlotte Lankard: Seek the limits of your longing

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Human beings should be reminded to follow their passion, even when it seems futile.

  • Thinking about the differences in how men and women interact

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Charlotte Lankard: Men and women are different and if you understand how to interact with some of the differences, relationships will be less stressful.

  • Grief eventually comes to everyone

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Charlotte Lankard: Would all of us be so fortunate to come to the end of our days marveling at the goodness of our lives.

  • Sidewalks invite unexpected encounters

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Sidewalks are being built in many Oklahoma City neighborhoods. It reminds me of an Easter weekend a few years back when I walked around my son’s Texas neighborhood with sidewalks on every street. As I moved through the neighborhood, I was greeted by adults pulling weeds, teenagers playing basketball, an Easter egg hunt for children who lived in the block, lawn chairs sitting in front yards inviting me to stop and visit — and fire hydrants painted pink. Yes, it was exercise, but it was also a pleasant timeout — a pause in the middle of a busy weekend. Sidewalks invite us to come outdoors. Children use them for riding bikes and skating. Adults use them for exercise or to go next door or down the block.

  • At 76: 'It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Charlotte Lankard: A look back at 15 years of columns reveals birthday wisdom.

  • Valentine love should be shared year round

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Columnist Charlotte Lankard advises readers to find time in each day to put down the iPad or tablet and the mobile phone, turn off the television and look and listen and inquire and reach out. It matters and it makes any gift you give more special, she says.

  • Destructive fighting serves no useful purpose

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    When wounds are not tended and go unhealed, the result can be unmanaged anger that erupts and is destructive.

  • Your Life: Use indifference to avoid a child's manipulation

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Charlotte Lankard: There are phrases adults can use to let a child know the adults will not engage in any ridiculous arguing or silly questioning.

  • Your Life: 5 things parents should never say to children

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Charlotte Lankard: Do’s and don’ts for divorcing and separated parents.

  • Your Life: Take time to celebrate others

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Charlotte Lankard: Celebrating others helps them remember the good in themselves.

  • Your Life: Find blessings in giving and receiving

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

    Charlotte Lankard: Because so much emphasis is placed on giving, we often forget the equal necessity of receiving. Receiving graciously is the nicest thing you can do for a giver. It’s the most effective way on Earth to say thank you.

  • 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.




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