Category: Family

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”  ~ Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian. As Christmas inches closer, the holiday spirit makes its presence known through family gatherings, gift giving and grudges […]
I remember years ago one of my clients in her 60’s had lost a child. She said to me, “There is no greater pain in the world than out living your child.”  That stuck with me as a young mother because not a day went by that I didn’t worry for my children’s safety. When […]
  Last week I attended an annual meeting for 360 Youth Services. To kick off our all day planning for our Board of Directors, we were shown a movie about bullying. Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are […]
This past week we celebrated my youngest child’s 21st birthday. The event was incredibly special, and someone even commented, “Wow, if this is her 21st birthday, I can’t wait to see what her wedding will be like!” Turning 21 is sort of a mixed bag. It’s the reminder that all the really big times in […]
  Though the Olympics play a rather large role in getting people active again, it’s a bit of a paradox when these average every day folks see Olympians touting their devotion to fast-food restaurants and junk food, primarily McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. These companies are the proud Olympic Partners. Wait,  let’s see if I’m getting this […]
I have had an interesting and blessed life, really. I know some people say “My life is blessed,” and it seems empty. I mean it. My life has been blessed because I’ve had the good fortune of having some incredible people in my life. My life has been interesting in that I was a product […]