Expectations

Expectations versus reality… When the difference between those two is the size of the Grand Canyon, upset can occur.   In that moment I can feel my heart drop, my temperature rise, and depending on the situation, either the tears start coming or a rush of angry...

Acceptance

Acceptance… a word, for me that would often show up like a daunting sound too far away for me to clearly understand, let alone grasp and incorporate.   Acceptance… a way of being with self-compassion I am often tested on.   I have been skilled at dancing around the...

The Dog Next Door

Sadly, the neighbors directly next door moved.  Luckily the sweet young family that moved in their place are very kind and, though we haven’t gotten to know them much given the winter weather, I am hopeful we will love them as well. Also new with this family are their...

Resourcefulness In Times of Illness

As a mom I have always had a strong driving resolution to keep my children safe… as I hope every parent does. When illness sets in, in the past, I would feel only slightly derailed. Shifting smoothly into a focused caretaking role, assessing whether or not a trip into...