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A Prayerful Meditation for Hope

Hope is not a frail thing. It is solid...substantial. A core, thick and fiery, warming and energizing its host. Soul-center Life-giver Sustainer and reason to endure It is not flighty or fickle, prone to leaving a body in despair. It merely gets overlooked, unappreciated, buried under all the cares and concerns of a day. But… Continue reading A Prayerful Meditation for Hope

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The Weekly Recap: A Good Measure

Who I Am as a School Parent This week as I was cleaning and going through a stack of papers, I came across May Lee’s final report card for the 1st time. I walked to the calendar hanging in the pantry (I still have paper calendars. I will defend this choice to the death) and… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: A Good Measure

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We Live in Two Worlds

The holidays have been hard this year. In reality, they have been hard for many years, but this year I am self-aware enough to realize that I am struggling, to understand why I am struggling, and to roll with it rather than get confused and worked into a tizzy about it. My mantra this year… Continue reading We Live in Two Worlds

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When a Season of Simplicity Feels Scary…

It’s Saturday morning, and I am wrapped up tight in a blanket, because it is finally chilly outside! I’m enjoying the peace of the morning, and my stomach is full of butterflies. I’m excited for May Lee to wake up, because if she is feeling well enough, we are going to go hiking this morning.… Continue reading When a Season of Simplicity Feels Scary…

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Redemption in Divorce

If I had remained married, today would have been my anniversary. This day has become like the New Year’s holiday to me, because I tend to reflect deeply about the time that has passed and the time that lies before me. I do not set goals like I may choose to do for a New… Continue reading Redemption in Divorce

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A Word About Grief

By trade, I am a therapist- the mental health kind- and I have spent many years studying, observing, and theorizing about human behavior. Since grief is an inevitable part of the human experience, it has been a theme of study and practice throughout my career. Every culture, every group, and every family has its own… Continue reading A Word About Grief