Dads

Dads. I realize they aren’t all created equal, but as far as the one my girls scored, he’s pretty high up the list.  On any given day, they might have something else to say about dad, but that’s just because he might be asking a question or two that makes them uncomfortable.  Here are a…

It’s All About Timing

In the last year (OK closer to two) I have learned that most things in life are about timing. We often have to hear things at the right time, in the right way, when we are in the right headspace. Last week, I got a little sprinkling of magical timing. I received a message and,…

Listening to Guidance

Listening is the skill I most often have room to improve. But not always in the context that you may imagine. I may often asking for guidance but I am not aways great at listening. I can get distracted. I get wrapped up in my own thoughts, knowing full well if my thoughts were the…

All The Pieces

Someone asked me recently if I felt like my cancer was behind me. Sure, most days I feel really good and I don’t wake up every morning thinking about it first thing, but it’s still with me every single day. It’s hard to shake it when you take medication from a bottle that says, “Take…

Friends Are the Family You Choose

We’ve all likely heard the phrase, “Friends Are the Family You Choose.” It’s the kind of thing that gets monogrammed, cross-stitched and printed on T-shirts and stuff. It can be one of those phrases we say and don’t think much about and it can also seem a little schmaltzy. Over the weekend, while at a…

How Bad Do You Want It?

You have to want it more than the thing that is keeping you from reaching your goal. For example, if you want to lose weight, you have to want that result so bad that you are willing to make sacrifices.  Nothing in life comes without some cost.  You, me, we all have to work for…