Several recent conversations inspired this post with various friends (those folks reading this will undoubtedly remember them). I will leave the edge in this post because it appears that life is pushing this one forward into the world…yes, serendipity feels to be at play here. So with that being said, I hope you keep an open … More Ask the Forbidden Questions…It’s Ok!
My wife and I are looking at houses with the hopes of moving. As such, we have been decluttering our house and organizing all of our stuff. Holy cow, what a process. As I go through all of our things, each thing calls my name, wanting my attention. Some things remind me that I have … More 1 Thing Worth Owning…and Nothing Else
I have a problem. Perhaps we all have this problem…I don’t know, just guessing on that. I think too much. HA!-you say. How is that a problem? Let me tell you a story. This story happens all the time, wherever I am, doing whatever I do. Yesterday I was at dinner with my family. My … More The Wandering Mind
I have an internal battle going on. I really want my children to be a better version of me. Who has thought that? Seems pretty harmless….because…well, the word better is in it. But there is a huge problem with that statement. The problem is the word me. My children will never be me. They are growing up in different … More Break the Mold: Inspire Your Child’s Authentic Self to Emerge
This morning, I wrote a post about the pitfalls of shaming others (kids) and shaming oneself. The post was long, scattered, and full of too much life! So, I walked away, searching for concise thoughts or pithy words to use. Hoping it would magically hit me….but it didn’t. The gist of it was how damaging … More Shame is not the game (for adults and kids)
“Whoa! Here we go!” My father yelled, as once again he had the first catch of the season. They were here. My father’s voice rang like a gong, carrying down stream to where I stood. His call signified to everyone that the long hard New England winter was officially over. Opening day fever intensified in … More Traditions: The Binding Stories of Our Life
I have too much of everything. TOO MUCH…EVERYTHING! I have too much to do, too much to remember, too much to worry about, too many responsibilities….need I go on? Yes, one more: too much external stimulus. My life feels like Time Square in NY….Traffic racing around, the noise so loud I can’t hear myself think, … More Unplug: Be Your Own Compass
“The greatest victory is the one that requires no battle.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War *Special thanks to Jeanine Fitzgerald and Peggy Hoime for the inspiration to write this post. “NOOOOO! YOU DIDN’T LISTEN! YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO IT THAT WAY!” This was what my son screamed at me this weekend while playing a … More Power Struggles: Avoiding the War