Content from 2013-2016 before blog relaunched to work life only.
Four questions to ask your friends (or anyone you want to know better).
Last week, my husband and I took a cruise to celebrate our anniversary. We love traveling together and enjoy being on a cruise ship. This year, we choose to travel on one of the largest ships in the sea. It was massive and had a number of features we had not experienced on previous cruises. […]More
Wish the world was a better place? Here are 100 things you can do about it.
“Nothing will change if nothing changes” -Unknown We know the world needs our help, but it can be hard to know where to start. Start here. Some of the items on the list below are easy and some are a bit harder. Some of the items will take you 30 seconds to complete and others will […]More
Four anniversaries you probably aren’t celebrating, but should be.
What a great month! In just the last few weeks, I had Mother’s Day, my wedding anniversary and last night we celebrated the 10th wedding anniversary of family friends. It was a joyous expression of their love and commitment. So much so that my feet are still hurting from all the dancing. Anniversaries give us a […]More
What stops reasonable, good-hearted people from caring about injustice and social unrest?
Disclaimer: I realize that candidly discussing what limits our ability to care about social justice risks offending someone. You may read my thoughts below and think I’m grossly misinformed and misguided. You may think I’m oversimplifying, missing key points or “missing the boat” completely. I understand that and will admit that this list is far from […]More
How much is enough? When to hold on and when to let go.
Spring cleaning is usually a good time to rid your surroundings of unnecessary clutter. It’s also a good time to think about what “enough” looks like for you. When you have enough it allows you to reallocate some of your money from buying new things to saving for financial security, creating new experiences and investing in the greater […]More
Is winter really over? 8 questions to ask yourself before the cold weather leaves.
The most common use of the word “winter” describes the season marked by cold weather and bare trees. During Mother Nature’s winter season, we are forced to retreat inside and many things stop growing. The characteristics of a winter season can show up in other parts of our lives too. We let certain things go dormant […]More
Let’s talk. Four questions I need help answering.
Relating and helping Last week, I was sitting in Starbucks reading when the tables closest to me started filling up with young children. There were a total of three women with six children between them. One of the women was holding a baby. Another tried to get her oldest child (who was maybe four years old) […]More
100 ways to love on the world
“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” Mahatma Gandhi Whether you look forward to Valentine’s Day or despise it, I’m sure we can all agree that the world would benefit from more attention on love (and not just the romantic kind). Below is the list of […]More
Pain and privilege
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” -Leonard Cohen After last week’s post (The privilege to live without open wounds), I had the following exchange with a reader who gave me permission to share it below. I think it speaks to the journey we are going on together and the discussion […]More