Parenting Check-In

Most days I parent by the seat of my pants. After one of my many parenting blunders, my mom was quick to say, "you can make mistakes and you will, many, just make sure your kids always know you love them." I find the loving part comes natural, it's the

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Lessons from a Funeral

Why is it that we have to stand at the threshold of death to honor life? Why does it take putting on our "mourning" black to appreciate the miraculous hue of life? Whether we stand at the graveside or hear in passing an antidote of tragedy, each provides a wake-up

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Kintsugi

Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken porcelain with gold lacquer. It is said to have originated in the late 15th century when the Japanese Emperor sent his damaged pottery back to China to be repaired. He ordered it not to be mended with the traditional

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The Month of Mae

Take a look at this picture. This is a wise beyond her years six year old who has more courage, resilience, and "living hope" in her small frame than most of us could muster in an entire lifetime. Meet Mae! Not once, but twice she has taken on cancer, two grueling years

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No Pain, No Gain

I can remember in my Junior Tennis days running what was surely my 50th suicide drill on the tennis court, and hearing my coach yelling those words across the court, "no pain, no gain." I didn't like the phrase then (or the suicide drills) and I surely don't like it

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