We figured it had been about seven or eight years since we had seen one another, a long friendship left unattended in the demands of lives that are too fast paced, too hectic. But then he called and asked if he could come and spend time with me. Of course, I said. Of course. Old friendships matter....Read More
When our proverbial sky looms large and gray, it can be tough to see anything else out there. But I promise you that good stuff abounds. You just have to be willing to look.....Read More
We spend much of our time running and going and doing. When we are human doings instead of human beings, we get a lot done, but we miss a lot, too. This Extraordinary Minute video explains what I mean....Read More
I'm drawn to positive people. Maybe that's why I knew I had to get to know the wonderful Wendy Bell....Read More
Looking for answers to BIG questions? Life questions? Marriage. Job. Purpose. Kids. Figuring this stuff out is freaking hard.
Most of us fight the uncertainty, desperate to move through it and find the answers we seek. But I'm starting to realize our greatest learning lives in the waiting. When we accept the uncertainty and we do our own work, the journey inevitably provides the answers. And we find a different level of extraordinary......Read More
No matter what change we go through, there is life after. Now that the drop off and sad farewell are done, life after begins for me. As I figure out how to live in an empty nest, I realize my boy isn't the only student......Read More
The boxes are stacking up and it’s getting harder. We’re about to send our youngest off into the world. He is fourteen years old....Read More
Sunrise like any other morning. Except this isn't. I am heading into totality.
Sometimes the extraordinary comes looking for us and I believe in embracing it. Total eclipse, I can't wait for our first meeting!
I think it's strange that we wait until someone dies to have a celebration of life. Why don't we do it sooner? Often? Every day? Let's start right now....Read More
It shouldn’t have been a surprise because this is what God does. He takes something ordinary and makes it holy. You know, ordinary people like a girl named Mary. Ordinary things like wine. Bread. Fish. And, yes, even ice cream......Read More
What's your summer happy place? The one that makes your heart feel alive and your soul feel at home, the spot that's a perfect fit in a laid back, July sort of way? Come along and I'll take you to mine. It might just become yours, too.....Read More
Remembering the pain of our own deep, jagged loss can be the very thing that encourages someone else who has lost a dear one. May this bring you or someone you know comfort and peace. If you don't need it now, put it away for later because death is an inevitable part of life......Read More
Dead heading isn't just for flower pots. It's important in our lives, too. Give this video some thought.....Read More
What the hell was I thinking? I ask myself the same question every year when the Stanley Cup winners hoist the champions' trophy high over their heads. But there can be redemption for all of us, even when we make the stupidest mistakes...
If it's the end of an era in your life or your child's, you'll want to read this... and honor the feelings that come with transitions.....Read More
The birth of our children is our birth, too, as we enter into a new life. In the dark cocoon of night, this is how I mark my own birth day, a private celebration for one, on the eve of my sons' birthdays.....Read More
Looking for that special something for Mom? Mothers from east to west have weighed in and this is what we'd like today. You won't need your wallet, but you will need to read this if you want to make her Mother's Day the best yet....Read More
What's the best gift for a beloved matriarch this Mother's Day? Come in close, moms. I have an idea....Read More
It's incredible how, with the handy work of your mind, bad can become better. Today, a different way of sharing words... in video form....Read More