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 […]

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 […]

How My Big Brother’s Death Taught me to Meditate

How My Big Brother’s Death Taught me to Meditate

Today is my big brother’s birthday. I won’t be celebrating with him because the man has been in heaven for quite some time now :). I will celebrate him in spirit though, with a gift he gave me when he died: meditation. I was overwhelmed with grief, but my kindergarten brain came up with a way […]

Game Day Decisions that Reduce Anxiety

Game Day Decisions that Reduce Anxiety

Running fast to the goal, she stopped defending, avoiding obstacles would be an utter waste of her time. As a kid, I was a small but mighty soccer player. My main coach was Pappa Phil aka my dad. He was one of the most aggressively committed coaches I ever met given he was coaching middle school […]