Posts Categorized: Family

Making Changes and Loving It

Here’s a thought to help a relationship succeed. Allow yourself and your partner to change. That’s it…pure and simple. It used to be a compliment to hear “I love you just the way you are. Don’t ever change.” Maybe it made you feel safe and loved. But, seriously, did you expect to never learn and… Read more »

Check Your Holiday Baggage

If you traveled to see your family this weekend, I hope that your trip was easier than mine. What should have been a simple trip from Santa Fe to Denver to Philadelphia became a 20-hour odyssey from Santa Fe to Denver to Chicago to Philadelphia, arriving slightly before midnight. While holidays with family tastes like… Read more »

Breathe and Vote Everyday

Many of us are exhaling a sigh of relief that the election is over. It was a tremendous drain these past few months and anxieties ran high. Some are energized with the results, others are afraid and depressed. While the election is over, our votes are not finished. Everyday we get the opportunity to vote… Read more »

Equal Pay for Mothers

Motherhood with all its perks and challenges is a never-ending job. It is equal pay for equal or unequal work…everyone gets paid the same…nothing. Of course that’s not true. The pay is tremendous. We get to see our children live our lessons and, by adding their own essences, spread our wisdom to others. We see… Read more »

Fantastic Quotes

I’m reading a book of quotes that are making me laugh, feel inspired and nod with understanding. Here are some of them: “Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.” Bertolt Brecht “Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray “You often meet your fate… Read more »

Believing That You Are All Right

My friend recently had a loss in her family. She needed to talk about her feelings of disbelief, aloneness and floating. I listened as she released pent-up emotions, listened to her questions and concerns, listened until she was talked out.  Then I had two things to say. First, you are now and will be all… Read more »

Children Living in the Moment

Have you ever asked a four-year-old what he did in school that day and got the answer “Nothing”? It is frustrating! How could he have spent hours with a teacher or babysitter and have done nothing that he wants to share? I am developing a philosophy about this.  I don’t think that he is purposely… Read more »