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...
Liberation

Liberation

When I think of the 4th of July, our country’s independence day,  I think of the words freedom and liberation.  Having young children encourages me to have a family dialogue about historical events as well as past and modern day perspectives.  My husband has...
Healthy Communication

Healthy Communication

Modeling healthy communication skills is an essential ingredient to raising kids who thrive emotionally, academically and socially. It certainly can be challenging considering the cultural climate that surrounds us today. It’s hard to avoid the gossip magazines that...
Facing our Fears

Facing our Fears

We had an incredible opportunity a few weeks ago to stay at our friend’s camp on the Clarion River in Pennsylvania.  I am still savoring the silence that we captured. I have been to this camp many times over the years with a large community of families. ...
The Guest House

The Guest House

It’s amazing how the Sufi Poet, Rumi, who lived in the early 1200’s, deeply understood the human mind. The Guest House “This being human is a guest house.  Every morning a new arrival.  A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes...

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