I Worry about our Teenagers- the Extroverts, the Introverts and the Ones in Between

My daughter is tired of me. She’s had enough. An almost 16-year-old extrovert is not meant for isolation.  She is wired for connection, friendship and community and her family of 5 isn’t cutting it anymore. Her eyes look different…I can see the lonely. The past 6 weeks have blurred together, and she has done a Read more about I Worry about our Teenagers- the Extroverts, the Introverts and the Ones in Between[…]

What Does Your Pause Button Look Like?

We are living though history. We often think of history as something that happened to other people- our forefathers, our ancestors, our grandparents- but we are part of it now. We’re walking through it and we will come out of it different people, changed forever.    I guess we are always living through history but right Read more about What Does Your Pause Button Look Like?[…]

The Things that Matter are the Things that have a Story

Meet Rock. Rock is a little black piece of compressed grains and minerals.  When you look at Rock, you see…. a rock.  Maybe you see a stone, a pebble or perhaps a little boulder.  Something you would walk on, step over, maybe try skipping on top of a lake.  Rock has no value to you Read more about The Things that Matter are the Things that have a Story[…]

Hello 2020, What’s your One-Word?

It’s time again.  Another year, another word.  Hello 2020. Last year I shared my philosophy on resolutions. They don’t work for me.  I stopped making them because it didn’t make sense-why set myself up to fail? I decided to try something different and embrace a simple phrase or chose one word to lead me into the Read more about Hello 2020, What’s your One-Word?[…]

Parenting Teenagers Means Finding Hope in Little Moments

As parents, we never know. We don’t know if we are doing our job correctly as a parent–raising responsible and kind young people to gift to the world when we launch them into adulthood. We don’t know if our kids feel connected to us, that we have done enough to be bonded to them or Read more about Parenting Teenagers Means Finding Hope in Little Moments[…]