Today You Are Twelve

Wow. Really? Twelve? ...more

Feeling Sorry For Myself

I used to… A lot… One of my biggest takeaways from the personal development books, podcasts, and You Tube videos I’ve consumed since becoming a health and fitness coach...more

Today You Are Six

You are in Kindergarten now and loving it! You started last week and have so many fun stories about each day when I pick you up from school. We have started playing “school” when you get home ....more

14 Years: Never Forget

14 years later, I remember. I remember where I was, what I was doing, and how I heard the news. I will never forget that day, the lives that were lost, and how our world changed ....more

Two Good Guys

November 2013 It was snowing, as I got out of my car, at the cemetery. I wasn’t dressed warmly enough. I saw Betsy and Ray in the distance, two familiar faces from our college church community, and made my way towards them ....more

She Likes It! Hey, Molly…

This morning I woke up and, while still a bit drowsy, was checking notifications on my phone. One of the first to catch my attention was that “Molly Marie” had liked this picture I’d posted yesterday of Sean and Abby together after arts camp. Still groggy, I was confused and at the same time loved the idea that their sister, Molly Marie, in Heaven somehow had managed to let us know she likes the pic ....more

Making Room

Yesterday I was determined to “catch up” on putting away my laundry (i.e. attack the pile of clean clothes that had accumulated on the floor on my side of our bedroom). I was off to a good start and had gotten about 2/3 of it in their places when I noticed 2 things: #1 – I was running out of places to put stuff, because my closet and dresser drawers were overcrowded. #2 – I was also almost out of hangers ....more

A Closer Look

20 years ago, during the spring semester of my sophomore year of college at the University of Illinois, this is what my dresser looked liked in the room I shared with two friends, living in our Alpha Phi Sorority house. You can see that I like pictures, trinkets, and mementos. I am a very sentimental person ....more

Actions Speak Louder

It’s not enough. Listening is good. Empathy is admirable ....more