Being positive

Yesterday our eyes saw too much blood, smoke, and carnage than we should have on a beautiful spring day. And our hearts felt heavier than any of us expected when we woke to start our week. As a nation, our hearts have not fully healed from the December tragedy in Sandy Hook, and yet we […]

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This week I wrote about a recent struggle with balance. The work side of life had been tipping the scale a bit more than I like and, as a result, I felt frustrated. After writing about it I felt good; Sean, the kids and I had a fun movie night, I stopped working at 3 […]

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Five days. That is what is in the way of me seeing Mumford and Sons in concert. A special night early in dating Sean, I shared the band with him. He fell in love. With me and the band, but probably the band first. Mumford has a special significance for us, and we can’t wait […]

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Sometimes life sucks. There’s no more eloquent way to put it. Life experiences can be frustrating, heartbreaking, painful, depressing, and more. Regardless the extent of the challenge, age and experience lead to understanding these two truths: Whatever the difficulty, it will eventually pass. Make the best of every situation. Even the most unbearable situation will […]

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The Power of Words

January 7, 2013

in Life Lessons

Words. Used wisely, they spark many emotions in a person, including make someone smile, laugh, feel loved, create a sense of safety, or build esteem. Used irresponsibly, words can do serious damage to another. They can cause hurt feelings, create doubt, instill instability, bring on feelings of worthlessness, and create sorrow to name a few. […]

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Restoring Our Faith

December 16, 2012

in Life Lessons

When a tragedy strikes, we, as a nation, grieve with the victims and their families. We feel touched by the heartbreaking accounts when the tragedy is a natural disaster, but so much more when the tragic event is caused by another human being. Loss is loss–no less significant if children are swept away by a […]

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