Do I Have to Agree With My Partner To Respect Him?

Do I Have to Agree With My Partner To Respect Him?

Maybe it’s my time of the month because I have been particularly defensive and irritable. This very morning my sweet husband made the mistake of laughing at something I said. I was not trying to be funny. I felt demeaned and disrespected. I felt I was right and defended my opinion at all costs. Have you ever felt disrespected? […]

Should I Trust God Despite Tragedy?

Should I Trust God Despite Tragedy?

They lost everything. The home. The pets. The art she made.  The books he wrote. The sky is red. Tens of thousands of acres are burning in a forest fire. My phone is buzzing with evacuation updates. Meanwhile, other people in Houston, California and Mexico City are responding to unrelenting natural disasters. Is it safe […]

How Do I Celebrate the Autumn Equinox?

How Do I Celebrate the Autumn Equinox?

On Friday at 1:20 pm PST, summer will officially end. The fall equinox arrives and so has a time of emotional and physical significance. For centuries the summer was a time of hard work and no play where farmers’ kids began the strenuous task of helping out on the family farm. Summer was sweaty and […]

There’s Nothing I Can Do About Hurricane Irma

There’s Nothing I Can Do About Hurricane Irma

I’ve heard people saying, “There’s nothing I can do. The problem is too big. It will only get worse from here.” I don’t agree. In honor of 9/11 and the growing concerns about Hurricane Irma, I rebel against defeat. I gladly paused my scheduled blog to address a question that came in yesterday. This week’s […]

One Daily Step to Feel More Sane

One Daily Step to Feel More Sane

Last week I celebrated my grandmother’s 101st birthday. The older she gets, the more secret stories she reveals, so I’ve started asking her juicer questions. “Have you ever been arrested?” Shaking her head as if my question bored her, she replied: “Of course!” When you have seen three major world wars, lived through a few […]