Ways to Savor Autumn

September 18, 2018

I love the idea of living in the moment. I do. Still, a little planning can go a long way. Especially when it comes to savoring the few short months of the autumn season. I want to go deep with autumn. Really experience it. Have you felt the morning crisp in the air these past few days? Have you noticed ... Read More

Connecting with Teens

September 13, 2018

We are fortunate to have two teens living in our home. Winston is fourteen--and in ninth grade. Clara is seventeen--and a senior in high school. Their lives are always in motion, constantly swirling in a mix of different identities and moods that vary from moment to moment. I find the teen years naturally place me in a rather heightened state as ... Read More

The Shift from External to Internal

September 4, 2018

One of the first shifts that often occurs in life transitions but that is especially relevant to a religious one -- is the turn from looking outside of ourselves to find answers -- toward trying to discern how we feel, what we value, or what we need from the inside out. This is an especially tough task as many of us have ... Read More

My Workout Routine for Fall

August 29, 2018

   Clara and I all ready for the High Fitness class we took together this summer. It was fun and challenging!   With the start of school the past couple of weeks, "routine" has officially shown up! She is like a long lost friend. I just want to hug "routine".  I want to write her a love poem. Or maybe ... Read More

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

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