Estrangement

Estrangement

Approximately six or seven years ago, my adult stepdaughter decided to completely cut me out of her life. It was a package deal. She stopped talking to my husband (her father) and our children as well (her two half-siblings). She has continued to talk to my mother,...
What’s Your Word?

What’s Your Word?

The word is loaded for me. With each passing year and because of my chosen field I become more acutely aware of how vague the English language really is. How I define specific words might be drastically different from your own definition. One word that might bring me...
The Ghosts of Christmas Past

The Ghosts of Christmas Past

I had a pretty profound emotional reaction a couple of weeks ago that didn’t match the situation in front of me. It was intensified by the fact that I didn’t feel like I was at the helm. To say I felt out of control at that moment is an understatement. I...
The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

Kind of like a 3D movie, many of us have a tendency to “metaphorically” sit on the couch and watch life happening “at” us.  We find ourselves reacting, putting out fires that are both stressful and crisis oriented.  When we are in this space we are not living a...

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