A Poem for My Father

Margi DehlinGrief11 Comments

  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

Margi DehlinHealth & Wellness2 Comments

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?

Margi DehlinRelationships, Spirituality2 Comments

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

Margi DehlinGrief, Health & Wellness, Parenting, Relationships, Seasonal Reflections, Weekly Share4 Comments

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

Margi DehlinHealth & Wellness, Minimalism2 Comments

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

A Meditation for the Heavyhearted

Margi DehlinFaith Transition, Grief2 Comments

I have a meditation ritual for my everyday life. It is accessible. Practical. And centering.  I began my practice nearly three years ago as a meditation novice. I had very little exposure to mindfulness so I began a journey of trying out some different practices. What worked best for me was using the Calm app. You definitely don’t need an … Read More

Weekly Share–May 4, 2018

Margi DehlinHealth & Wellness, Weekly ShareLeave a Comment

Friday is such a happy day. How has your week felt to you? We have had a full one. John returned from Chicago on Monday. So happy he is home! Clara celebrated her 17th birthday on Wednesday. We have a college graduation coming up for my daughter, Anna.  And the regular life stuff too. Spring continues to show her astounding … Read More

A Ritual for Bedtime

Margi DehlinHealth & Wellness3 Comments

As a culture, we often pride ourselves on the long hours we work. On how busy we are. It is like an unwritten code that at the root of every “success” story is an inherently overworked human being. And yet, in spite of our productivity, sleep remains elusive for more than 60 million Americans. We are exhausted and overworked but … Read More