Three things visiting my in-laws taught me in time for 2020

Over the holiday I visited my in-laws in their memory care and assisted living homes.  They are lucky enough to have purchased long-term care and are well-cared for and have access to everything they need.  My MIL is in a wheel chair but still has her wits about her.  My FIL is in the memoryContinue reading “Three things visiting my in-laws taught me in time for 2020”

One question that will stop shame in it’s tracks

Shame is a powerful emotion.  It’s job is to prevent us from hurting others.  But too many times, the same makes us feel like we have no worth or value.  But even if the shame we feel is valid, we always have worth and value simply by being a human living on earth.  It just doesn’tContinue reading “One question that will stop shame in it’s tracks”

One way my kids taught me to do what scares me

I jumped off the high dive this weekend. Yes, I was terrified and I almost didn’t do it. I waited until the very last second of adult swim (the 10 minutes of every hour that kids have to get out of the pool). As the clock ticked down I reminded myself that I wanted toContinue reading “One way my kids taught me to do what scares me”