Category Archives: Blog

Honor

“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to … Continue reading


Listen

I don’t think I’m the best listener. I often want to insert advice. I have that “guy tendency” to want to fix everything. I want life to line up. Be perfect. At least be pleasant. And sometimes seeing the hurt … Continue reading


Monumental Days

“I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” -Agatha Christie Yesterday would have been 14 years. A wedding anniversary. A celebration that … Continue reading


A Lamp, A Lifeboat, A Ladder

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. -Jalal ad-Din Rumi I had coffee today with a dear friend and was reminded that in all of life’s struggles there is hope. This hope reminded me … Continue reading


Speeder Upper Slower Downer

My son has a way with words. Some of my favorite are the ones he invents.  While eating Dinosaur Egg oatmeal this morning, Jordan said he wished he had a remote starter and stopper for life. He called it a … Continue reading


Well Done Well Said

“Well done is better than well said.” -Anonymous Doing is better than saying. Being active is healthier than being inactive. Follow-through means more than fallen promises. Showing interest is different than claiming to be interested. Action achieves, apathy fails. Doing … Continue reading


Quiet New Year

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” -Henry David Thoreau What is your New Year resolution? I find it hard sometimes to rally at the start of a new year, to make … Continue reading