Becoming You

By Thursday, May 5, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 9

In honor of Mother’s Day I want to share some of the joys and discoveries of my parenting journey. As a mother of four, ranging in ages from 3 to 17, I want to say I’ve seen it all. I want to say that, but just when I think I’ve got everything covered one of my ...

Skate, Learn, Repeat

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There is so much that can be learned from every experience in life, if only we are present and living in the moment. For instance, my children and I went ice-skating together recently. I was already appreciating the evening, because we were in an outdoor rink, and it was an unseasonably warm night for December. ...

Common Heroics

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I came across a news story this week, buried amidst headlines of tragedy, terrorism, and political upheaval. With so much chaos and pain in the world, it is very easy to focus on the negativity — to see what’s wrong, but often much harder for us to focus on what is good or right. It’s ...

Loyal to a ‘t’

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To be loyal, according to Merriam-Webster, is to have unswerving allegiance. Synonyms include constant, dedicated, staunch, steadfast, true. Antonyms include disloyal, faithless, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrue. Certainly none of us set out to be any of the words in that latter list. As a Virgo, I prize loyalty as one of ...

Why You Gotta Be So Mean?

By Tuesday, June 30, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 15

In my blog of last week I wrote about the ‘mean girl’ phenomenon. This is an issue that resonated with many women, from both ends of the phenomenon. In fact, many women didn’t realize that they were in a mean girl gang until reading through some of the competitive behaviors! I’ve openly shared my struggle and ...

Mean Girls

By Thursday, June 25, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 25

A few weeks ago I was at my exercise class. It was early, very early. It was before class and I was standing with a group of women who had gathered at the door.  The past month the days and nights had morphed into one giant whirlwind of energy. So, by that Monday morning I was ...

No Small Thing

By Thursday, April 2, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 9

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama   Even an infant, when they hear another baby cry, will begin to cry. That is just the first step in developing our capacity to understand and identify with others. Empathy is, figuratively, walking a mile in someone else’s shoes and is the foundation ...

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