Gratitude often comes after the event.

Gratitude often comes after the event.

Over the last two days, I was reminded that sometimes it takes a while for my grateful heart to reappear after the crisis passes. This week began our annual season of thankfulness and gratitude, followed by the season of love.  Each year I love...

Hypervigilance can steal our good health.

Hypervigilance can steal our good health.

Recently I was told that the definition of “hypervigilance” is an enhanced state of sensory sensitivity accompanied by an exaggerated intensity of behaviors whose purpose is to detect activity.  It may bring about a state of increased...

Sometimes it does take a village!

Sometimes it does take a village!

I have heard this African proverb quoted many times.  It is so popular now that we can just say, “it takes a village” and others will understand that we are talking about community, cooperation and group responsibility. This past week...

Try saying “oh well.”

Try saying “oh well.”

Nick is constantly my teacher.  I want to share another valuable lesson he has taught me. Years ago, we noticed that whenever something bad had happened, Nick would say, “Oh well.”  It might be when the stack he was creating fell over, or even...

Today was a good day!

Today was a good day!

I really enjoy spending time with the attendees at the MIRCI Conferences.  They are women from all over the globe who come together once a year for three days to discuss current issues surrounding women, feminism and motherhood.  It is inspiring...

Wait! Stop! I got on the wrong ride.

Wait! Stop! I got on the wrong ride.

When I was a young mom, I was not naïve; I knew that life has it ups and downs.  I expected a Merry-Go-Round, and got a Roller-Coaster. I thought that my life would go up and down, up and down, in gentle expected cycles of highs and lows.  I...

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