The Power of Listening to Your Loved Ones

The Power of Listening to Your Loved Ones

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill For a large chunk of the English speaking world, 2016 has been a divisive political year.  Between the Brexit vote in the UK and the...
One Last Lesson from my Father-in-Law

One Last Lesson from my Father-in-Law

The first time I met my father-in-law, Bill, I had blue hair and had just gotten through a tough divorce.  I had very different political and religious views than he did.  My future husband and I had only been dating a few months, but we had already moved in...
Lessons From Embracing the Simple Life

Lessons From Embracing the Simple Life

A few months ago, a former co-worker sent me a message via Linkedin. When I read her message, my initial reaction was confusion. Here’s what she wrote:  “I envy your courage. You are living as we all should. I enjoyed reading your biography and feel blessed that I had...
Why Facebook Does Not Reflect Reality

Why Facebook Does Not Reflect Reality

I went through a divorce during the Social Media Age.  It can be rough having your life thrown out of balance, but then glance on Facebook and feel like you are the only unhappy person in a sea of perfect lives.  I decided not to discuss the impending separation and...