Giving Thanks

I don't do this every year, but I've been in a little bit of a funk the last couple of weeks, so it's time.  Time to take the Gratitude Challenge, once again.  I know that when I look for reasons to feel grateful, I find them.  And I stop feeling sorry for myself.  It works,... Continue Reading →

Monday Musing: Family Resemblance

A few nights ago I had an argument with my younger daughter. And I realized, the whole point of the fight was this - I saw something in her attitude, in her response, that I didn't like about myself. I wasn't just fighting with her about her actions or her tone of voice - I was fighting for her character. And mine.

Monday Musing: Self Discipline As Self Care

I definitely think we need the encouragement to take care of ourselves. For too long, we've defined success as a destination we reach, milestones we hit along the way. But in that headlong rush to reach milestones, we lose parts of who we are as we're going. So I'm in favor of an approach that includes time to slow down and reflect, to truly engage with the people around us, to evaluate where we're going and who we're becoming at the same time.

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