Tag Archives: Lydia Maria Child

Founding Story of Mother’s Day Reminds Us of the Dire Need for Peace, Then and Now by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

The approach of Mother’s Day 2017 reminds me of the 19th-century peace origins of this holiday. In our hurting, broken world, may re-telling part of this story bring us hope and inspiration as we honor our mothers and the women … Continue reading

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Kindness Matters: At All Times, Yet Especially in the Midst of Difficult Times by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

My best friend from high school, Shari, regularly surprises me with care packages. I never know what fun, interesting items she has chosen for me. Books and magazines are always in the mix along with a variety of unusual items. … Continue reading

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Mary Engelbreit and L. Maria Child: Moving Beyond Popular Support to Do the Right Thing by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

WE HONOR MARY ENGELBREIT AND L. MARIA CHILD DURING THIS YEAR’S WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: TWO WHITE ALLIES IN SEPARATE CENTURIES, BOTH FIGHTING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE Popular illustrator Mary Engelbreit’s work began to inspire and give me hope in the 1990s. Her … Continue reading

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Honor Your Inner Voice: Speak When Called to Speak, Act When Called to Act by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

January comes to a close and we now greet February, the second month of this new year. For all of us, we live in a time of great change. For many of us, the majority of these changes are not … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1) REMEMBER TO VOTE!!! 2) MY NEW GUEST BLOG

ANNOUNCEMENT 1:  Remember, Election Day fast approaches: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 PLEASE VOTE. This is a key presidential election.     ANNOUNCEMENT 2:   Happily announcing blog 2 as a guest author in the Scholars on Swedenborg series, sponsored by … Continue reading

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Mary Engelbreit and L. Maria Child: Moving Beyond Popular Support to Do the Right Thing: Introduction By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

  Popular illustrator Mary Engelbreit’s work began to inspire and give me hope in the 1990s. Her images along with her words of wisdom brought needed encouragement to my life. In those years, I especially struggled with how best to live … Continue reading

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Announcement: Dr. Tisa M. Anders’ Guest Blog for Scholars on Swedenborg Series

April 5, 2016 marked the debut of my first blog for the Scholars on Swedenborg Series for the Swedenborg Foundation, the publisher for my forthcoming book on L. Maria Child‘s (1802-1880) spiritual journey in nineteenth-century America. I am honored. I … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Mrs. Child: A Mentor for All Ages* By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

  In the 21st century, mentors are needed even more than ever. For instance, within the academic world, tenure-track positions for new PhD’s are less and less available as well as less and less desirable for many. In this context, … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Voting, Part 2: A Piece of Our Collective Past By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

The privilege of voting in the United States encompasses a long struggle over two centuries with countless persons and groups. Maria Child and her contemporaries provide one piece of this puzzle. [Please see Part 1 of this article series for … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Voting, Part 1: My Journey of Discovery By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

As the 2016 presidential election continues to heat up, campaigns encouraging people to vote run alongside candidate stumping and debating. The actions encourage every eligible voter in the United States to act upon this privilege by voting in the primaries … Continue reading

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