When Crisis Strikes

You did everything right. You spent time proactively building your resiliency skills, you have a strong support systems, you have strong boundaries and healthy coping mechanisms.  Then, it happened. You are suddenly a caregiver of an aging parent. Or you are left grieving the life transition of being an empty-nester. Perhaps you find yourself in …

Steel Magnolia

If you live in the South, you know that the magnolias are blooming. Their scent is as gentle and sweet as their petals are big and bold. Holding one, you notice that they are thick, weighty and velvety. It is no surprise that they have symbolized nobility and dignity since ancient times. Coming of age …

Parts Unknown

Much has been said, and will continue to be said, about Anthony Bourdain. I know he made me feel more brave and in awe of the world--not just of the bright and shiny facade of the places we travel, but the small treasures hidden around crooked corners, of the people and the food and the …

Run Your Own Race

Last night, my 15 year old son won Rookie of the Year on his track team. I promise you that this article isn't an excuse to make a parental brag post (but it is really great, right?) Actually, it was something that the coach said in his speech that still stuck with me this morning. …