A Poem for My Father

June 12, 2018

  I must say that sharing my poetry makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I am not really a poet. Amidst the loss of my father though, I found that I just had to write some of my feelings down. So, I have decided to share a snapshot of what grief looked like for me six months after my dad passed. How I felt ... Read More

Five Winning Strategies for Relationships

June 2, 2018

The photo above was taken by the talented Maya Dehlin. And nope. We do not have a dog. But the dog insisted on photo bombing our session--sitting so perfectly--and well, we just don't turn living things away like that. Look at those eyes! The dog needed a picture with us. Clearly. As a follow up to my last post, I ... Read More

What Is Your Losing Strategy in Your Relationships?

May 23, 2018

Photo by Maya Dehlin I read a book recently called The New Rules of Marriage by Terrence Real. Terrence Real is a family therapist and the author of various books on relationships. The New Rules of Marriage book is (in my humble opinion) a solid attempt at looking at marriage through a modern lens. Our world and our relationships differ dramatically ... Read More

Weekly Share of Shares – May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Greetings to you on this fine Friday! Why the stop sign you might ask? It isn't particularly beautiful, I know. But it is fitting! Have you had times in your life when experiences rise up and make you literally stop in your tracks in order to pay closer attention? Well...that is where I am currently.  Hence, the stop sign. Many ... Read More

Strategies to Simplify an Overactive Life

May 14, 2018

Photo by Maya Dehlin The "busy" happens to all of us. As deliberate as I try to be--life can snowball into "overwhelm" without a great deal of effort. It happens. But as my fatigue builds or my anxiety mounts with the increasing demands of my life, I have found a few strategies that help to bring me back down again. I am sure ... Read More

Weekly Share–May 11, 2018 Edition

May 11, 2018

How are you feeling this Friday morning? I always find that the month of May moves quickly. Do you? I am not going to lie to you all. I am feeling a bit haggard. At yoga today, I could barely hold my tree. Dear! I just wanted a cozy blanket and a one way ticket to Shavasana. Thank you very much!  I am ... Read More

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