June 26, 2019

This is either going to be a well-received post or I'm going to get a lot of hate mail. But, this needs to be discussed, so I'm diving in. You know I'm very blunt about how I say things. I'm not going to sugar coat this. Parents who let their child stop whatever it is...

November 1, 2017

Resiliency skills have been lost in the Millenial generation. Communication skills, teamwork abilities, critical thinking, creativity - all lost to overprotective parenting, government (federal, state, and local) over-reach, and a mass media generated pervasive fear of...

August 3, 2017

WEST recently updated its logo to a horse's head dipping it's nose in water, creating ripples. WEST also updated its mission statement to be "Breaking the legacy of generational poverty, one person at a time." How does a PATH-certified therapeutic equine program have a...

August 2, 2017

WEST has been a 20-year dream that started back in Chicago. In 1998, I felt called to start a nonprofit in Chicago called The Legacy Project. The mission was to break the cycle of generational abuse, but the outcomes turned out to be about helping parents re-frame the...

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