COVID is still here, changing our holidays, and thus our hearts. If I want to feel the joy and really be present, so I know I will need to feel the sadness too. Some things have to be different, and some things I choose to make different.
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Women: Moms, wives, Workers During COVID-19
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 865,000 women left the labor force from August to September while 216,000 men left. Why is this so disproportionate? Are women okay? Is this by choice? Are job descriptions out of balance? Are parenting and care taking of the home out of balance? My struggle to work duringContinue reading “Women: Moms, wives, Workers During COVID-19”
The Birth of Hope
Maybe the closeness of another allows us to learn what we need to learn in the dark in a way that isn’t so frightening. And maybe that is why Jesus’s birth and resurrection happen in the dark. Emmanuel, God with us, even in our darkness; especially in our darkness.
Two Tips for Resolutions
It’s almost a New Year. The changing of the calendar signals the end and the beginning. Each person experiences this night in light of the experiences the year brought to him or her. The long nights of this season are a natural time for slowing down and reflecting. The plants let go of their leaves,Continue reading “Two Tips for Resolutions”
My friend who is a reporter and mom of three asked me about tips for keeping your sanity over the holidays to share with her audience. We emailed back and forth and she compiled the info and tips below. And in an effort to take my own advice about doing less, I’m reusing it (withContinue reading “Holiday Thriving”
Being a mother is the best and hardest role many of us will ever take on. Often we think of it as bringing out our best and worst, and we are either one or the other at any given moment. Can we be both in the same moment? My friend captured this picture of meContinue reading “I’m here.”
I’ve had this conversation more times than I can count. A friend’s kid has had a really difficult day. So many emotions, all at a level 10, all day long. She expresses how completely worn out she is, usually followed by a comment about how she knows it’s typical behavior for a (insert age) yearContinue reading “Mirror Mirror”
When deciding to start a private practice, one of the first decisions was the logo. Without hesitating I said, “An oak tree. One with big branches and a wide canopy.” I find inspiration in trees. There is a majesty and a connecting point that is deep. These old knotted trees seem wise to me. WhenContinue reading “The Oak”