I’m not sure why I and so many other people struggle with forgiveness. I think it is in part because the concept is misconstrued, misplaced, and oversimplified. The most common misconstruction or misinterpretation of forgiveness is that it is something the wronged gives to or does for the wrong doer. That gets to the crux … More Forgiveness- Why?Who?When?
Mourning is often about more than just death. You may experience a lingering feeling of sadness, even with the ‘successful’ completion of something. Or some pain that comes along with the anticipated and joyful changes in life. I think it’s bigger than the simple contraction bitter-sweet. We are often compelled in a fast paced world … More Mourning in Life – Not Death
I have always known that teaching is hard, that as a society American’s undervalue their teachers. We know that teachers change lives, our lives, our children’s lives, our families lives for generations. A US government report recently confirmed that by failing to train and retain teachers “the teacher shortage is real, large and growing” (1). … More Thank a Teacher Every Day of the Year
With my youngest child off at her first year of college, and my oldest child graduated from college and making his own way, I’m totally free in terms of my time for the first time in over 20 years. No school schedule, no fitting my plans around track or cross country seasons, recitals or performances, … More Adventure Over Abstention
I am grateful and emotional this holiday season. Both our children are home and it’s wonderful, but a little sad. My son graduated college in May and recently began his first job, he landed a solid position just 4 months out. My daughter completed her first semester at college, she’s doing great and loving it. … More Grateful-Emotional Holiday Season
The Holidays: Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza, and so many others are all about Family. The community of family, the love, the rituals and traditions. Some spiritual, some cultural, and some are super special and specific to your own family. With two grown children, and facing a new chapter in my own development, I realize it’s time … More Families Grow-Grow With Your Family
Why do my son or daughter not understand what I am trying to do sometimes, that I want them to be happy, that I want everything for them and the best for them? That sentence is the best example I can think of as to why communication breaks down between parents and children, between couples, … More Real Communication- Listen Don’t Speak
The youth vote in this midterm election had a profound impact, going a long way to rejecting negative, power hungry GOP politicians focused on a divisive, hateful message. It made me think hard, about the issues that the two young adults in my family (18 yo & 23 yo) are most focused on and what … More Young People Vote-Voices for Health and Healing
Pennsylvania is a landlocked state but we had our own little blue wave this voting cycle and I can honestly say I am so proud as a parent that my young son, and for the first time my daughter, were part of that. There is no feeling to compare with seeing your children vote, knowing … More This Family Voted Blue!
Up and down the ballot, every race federal state and local. Protect our Democracy and basic freedoms and vote Democrat.