Parenting for an Audience of One

The mother swipes a bedraggled strand of hair behind her ear as she bends closer to her son. He's having a meltdown again. She clears her throat. Tries to ignore the other parents' glares cutting sideways at her. As she begins to speak softly to her child, a neighbor scoffs and…

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Tips to Live with Brilliant Balance

We long for brilliant lives. For true success and intrinsic meaning. We sigh in admiration at Olympians, entrepreneurs, acclaimed artists of various disciplines. Some of these cultural kings inspire billions with an impact which continues to resonate long after they've gone. Yet success crushes many of our world's most famous icons.…

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The Snow Angel, Part Twelve

Meg slid the scissor edge along the packing tape and popped the seals free. As she unfolded the boxtop flaps, dust rose to dance where smoke once flowed through the air. "See it!" Angela wriggled her fingers toward the crinkle of packing tissue as Mrs. Standover drew out the long-latent gift.…

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The Snow Angel, Part Seven

¬†Intense pain seized her abdomen. Amber doubled over and staggered backward, knees faltering. Cradling her womb with one hand, she clutched at her neighbor's porch column with the other. She crumpled as horrific cramps shocked her entire core. "Are you okay?" The neighbor caught her before she hit the deck. Arm…

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Supportive Networks: Empowering or Debilitating?

Today's video points out the key factors in developing a network of personal support for an empowered, optimized lifestyle. Why do we need a supportive network? Support in times of crisis - not a question of IF, but WHEN we need others to help us through hardship Fulfillment cannot occur in…

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Four Communication Boosters

This week's blog post, originally broadcast via Periscope, addresses communication. These four tips will improve your connections with business, family, and community members. The techniques work to improve your most critical relationships, as a parent or spouse. Feel free to post your questions or comments. I look forward to hearing from…

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Cultivating Grace, Not Just Saying It

The ballerina pirouettes until stilled in her partner's embrace. With his support, she leaps toward heaven and floats to the stage. As the curtain swings to a close, she rushes in front of her partner to blow kisses at her fans. The audience acclaims her as graceful, flinging roses at her…

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Spare Love

I've cleaned out my closets and set the extras on the porch for charity pick-up. One toy waits in my trunk to be joined by others. A few more canned goods will go along to the donations tent. Somehow, it seems I should offer more to the huge need in my…

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