Cultivating Gratitude: Take the 1 month challenge

Cultivating Gratitude: Take the 1 month challenge

It’s not uncommon to list the things you are grateful for around Thanksgiving time…but that’s still a few months away. Why wait until then? Recently we’ve been thinking about adding on to our home. We went so far as to hire an architect, a...

The kids are gone, now what?

In the last post, I wrote about the transition of sending your children away to college. Today’s post is a follow up with a focus on the parents who are left behind. Many people joke about the relief of having the house all to themselves once children are gone...

Sending kids away to college

Growing up my mom would always celebrate this time of year. There was a Staples back-to-school commercial that would show a dad gliding on a shopping cart through the aisles with his head flung back and a wide grin on his face while his children begrudgingly walked...

When “I’m sorry” just isn’t enough

What do you do when you mess up, hurt someone’s feelings, or offend your partner? Do you become defensive, disengage, or attack? As humans, we are bound to mess up and, at the same time, we can make things right. However, making things better doesn’t...
Bullying and Protecting your Kids

Bullying and Protecting your Kids

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” was a clever saying I learned growing up. Truth is words do hurt; words deeply penetrate our vulnerable selves. To help protect others from the hurt and loss bullying causes, the White...

Spring cleaning. Clear the way for good things.

Growing up in Arizona for most of my life, the weather stayed sunny and warm, if not hot, most of the year. Experiencing 4 months of bone-chilling cold, gray skies, and occasional snow days has got me fantasizing about becoming a “snow bird.” Needless to...