Whether you’re knocked down by loss or you know someone who is, grief is tricky business. It drags us down a dark, painful road and seems to dump us there with no way back. But that’s only the beginning of the journey. Remembering why loss cuts so deep is an important part of the healing process and one of the gifts grief gives us. It is what brings us back from loss…Read More
True confession: I have an emotional connection… to my Christmas tree. Really. But before you call me kooky, consider this: Maybe you have that connection, too. This is a whole new way to think about it….Read More
When you’re looking at where you’re going and how freaking long it’s gonna take to get there, stand back once in a while and notice how far you’ve come.
I’m on the plane, my third in as many days as I hopscotch on the circuitous route of a solo traveler using frequent flier miles. I’m trying to manage the big, crazy-making emotions of the first day… and not miss any more flights… as I head to Italy for a trial period of traveling alone. All the while, I tell myself things have to go better than they have so far…Read More
Mother’s Day, that sometimes sweet, sometimes difficult, sometimes ironic teacher, isn’t always what we wish it could be. I’m about to face my first one without kids at home. Maybe you have tough circumstances, too. Whatever they are, take heart. We can still salvage Mother’s Day… and learn a little something in the process…Read More