New Year’s Mission


Every Labor Day, I reflect on my life’s work. It is perfect timing with the start of the new academic year. Any “beginning” is a time for reflection on what’s worked in the past and what needs changing. Change is…

Just Doing What Kids Do By Lisa McCrohan


I love Lisa’s blog Gems Of Delights, where she delights us with your words of love and wisdom. Today she is here telling a precious story for our eager ears. Such a delight! I am so grateful to know her!…

How Do You Know You Are Happy?


Why is it that people know sadness more than happiness? Why do the negative stories of our lives stand out so much more prominently in our minds than the good stuff? Why do we hear all of the no’s and…

When Someone You Love Is In Pain


When someone you love is in pain, you look for ways to be helpful. When we love someone so much, it seems harder to see them hurting than to feel hurt ourselves. I find this especially true with my children….

You Are The Welcome-est Person Ever


“Thank You”s feed the world. Being appreciated infuses joy into our body, boosts our spirits, and makes us willing and energized to do more and be more. Appreciation is the food of the soul.  You can call it many different…

Gender Politics: How Do We Talk About It


My husband showed me a great article on gender politics this week called Why Women Should Stop Trying To Be Perfect by Deborah Spar. Here is some thought provoking tidbits… Even worse, we somehow believe that we need to do all…

What Do You Think You Are?


As usual, my children and my clients are my greatest teachers. As I was flitting around one morning multitasking as usual, my daughter stopped me to read me a poem. It made me stop and ask myself: What do you think…

Six Ways to Promote Peace by Honoring Mothers


Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day! I am in awe of what mother’s mean: how they multitask, know their children, nurture, solve problems, ease pain with a kiss and a cuddle, and continually give from a bottomless pit of unconditional…

Remembering How to Really Love


This is an excerpt from the eulogy I wrote for my grandfather who died a few years ago.  It is his birthday on May 8th. He taught us so much about love. This is a long post which I tried…