Your Inner Daycare

Your Inner Daycare

Whether we know it or not. Whether we want to admit it or not. We all are running an inner daycare. Our toddler and school-age children are running around inside. Mayhem. Each with his/her own agenda — “Feed me, feed me.” “Don’t leave me.” “Love me.” “Mine.” “I...
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

New Year. New You. New Decade. Amateur, really. Everyone is doing that. Most of the posts on Facebook are about some new diet, pill or workout mirror. Blah, blah, blah. I am all for fresh starts. You get one every day. A chance to redo and do better. Start over....
Real Food

Real Food

“It’s great to see you. How have you been?” “Fine. And you.” “Great!” Silence. That awkward thud of what to say now. How many of those conversations are you about to have this week? With Aunt Susan, Uncle John, Cousin Bob and even your mother or sister. Or, here’s...
To Rest is To Rust

To Rest is To Rust

“To rest is to rust.” Said the chicken scratch on a random piece of yellow paper. We found it on top of the microwave a few days after burying our father. We laughed. His barely legible handwritten platitude could not have come at a better time. He leaves us suddenly,...
Give Better Back

Give Better Back

When your partner hits a bad ball, hit a better ball back. His/her misstep in the world of relational excellence is not your free pass to indulge your inner two-year old that wants revenge and relief. Not if you care about the relationship, that is. Rather, recognize...