“Woah. STOP. RIGHT. THERE,” I told myself.
A few years ago I’d read an article by a man who told of his vacation with his wife and kids to Hawaii, and while standing on the white sandy beach with the crimsons and pinks of the sunset splashed across the horizon in front them, his wife said, “I can’t wait to come back here next year.” The husband was taken back by this comment. Why all the wishing and waiting to come back when you’re here right now? (more…)
Driving home one evening from an afternoon of swimming and barbecuing with friends, I turned to look in the backseat at my tanned-skinned tuckered-out kids, and with a full heart told my husband, “Summer is what life is all about.”
Growing up surrounded my educators, summer was lathered with reasons to be happy. No schedules. No alarm clocks. No rushing. No shoes? No problem.
Summer completes me. Summer makes me happy.
Summer was once what I lived for until… (more…)
This question was recently posed on a social media forum.
Like an automaton, I coughed up five reasons in under of 10 seconds about why children experience anxiety.
Here’s what I said: (more…)
In 2017, however, there is a bombardment of noise in which silence could now be a coveted answer.
Noise is perpetuating the inability to concentrate, create, and communicate in a way that promotes community. Everyone has a private opinion which can now be aired publically.
Why make time for silence? (more…)