Life As A Fixer

Do you know any “fixers”? You know – those friends who jump in — with good intentions — and start trying to fix your problem before you even finish explaining it? Are you one of those fixers?

I was venting to a friend the other day about a family member…

Hey, 2020!

Hey, 2020. Aren’t we supposed to be in self-flying cars by now? Where’s mine!? I could get so much more done with those time efficient trips across town! The “future” was supposed to be so different from whatever all this chaos is.

Thoughts like that fly through our minds all…

Good Intentions

Have you ever started something new with every intention of sticking with it, but somehow you fell short? Maybe you joined a gym, but it’s been a while since you were there. Perhaps you wanted to learn something new, but never actually followed through. I know I have…

My husband…

Mindful Tasks

Life can be full of distractions.

We often have so much on our minds that while we are doing one task, we are already thinking about the next one. Instead of simply being in this moment, our minds wander into the future, robbing us of the peace that comes from…

No Place Like Home

When you think of home, what do you think of?
Is it the couch where you sit together as a family and relax after a long day? Is it the dinner table where your favorite family meals are shared? Or is it the people who are there waiting for you…

Spirited Traditions

It’s that time of year again- summer has ended, and all the holidays start to creep into our lives. It begins with Halloween, where we eat nothing but candy until we fill up on a Thanksgiving meal. We get so full from the feast that we basically sleep it…

One Thread Is Enough

Sometimes we may feel like we’re only connected to people by a single thread. Life gets busy or we don’t have extra money to go out to lunch with a friend. Maybe there’s family tension that makes us want to hide from everyone because we’re just emotionally exhausted from…

A Distance Shortened

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” That may be true for grown ups, but for kids still forming memories of all the people in their lives, absence created by distance can make relationships hard to maintain.

My best friend from high school moved to Colorado (we both grew up in…

Finding Your People

Finding your place, even in the middle of the city you’ve lived all your life, has its challenges. Life is a long road of figuring out who you are, who you aren’t, and maybe who you want to become. For that last one, there are the added challenges of…

Reality of Connection

Marriage opens up your eyes to all sorts of things you never would have known. Have you experienced that? Of course there’s the obvious, noticing how differently men and women keep house or organize bathroom essentials (if you’re a man, realizing how many more items women consider “essentials”).

My own…

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