Nov 18

Simplify to the Power of Three

Every year our town hosts a Santa parade the Monday evening after Thanksgiving. Neighborhood shops stay open late into the evening so visitors can shop, eat, or simply stroll down the street enjoying the vibe of the holiday season. This year our church is hosting events outdoors and my husband... read more →
Nov 11

Crush Chaos

Anne was slowly losing her eyesight and short-term memory due to a stroke. Her husband wanted to reorganize closets and add voice activated electronics to help with daily routines, but when I asked Anne how she wanted to spend our coaching time together she said, “I want to go to... read more →
Sep 30

Chaos to Calm to Chaos

I met my husband at church three years ago and his life was messy. His children were “tweens” while mine were grown and married. His house was big and required upkeep; my condo was perfect for two. I wanted to travel and be “free” but he needed ten more years.... read more →
Aug 01

Downsize with Courage

Downsize with Courage On a recent vacation at a Bed and Breakfast my husband and I had coffee with a couple in the process of downsizing to a retirement home. They were overwhelmed with the sorting process and disappointed their children and grand children didn’t want anything. The solution, they... read more →
Feb 13

Loving Big

Last week my friend’s mother passed away.  Although it has been a very difficult time of grief and loss for her, my friend continues to say with a joyful heart, “Mom loved big!” She described her mother as a woman of “every” faith whose arms were big enough to hold... read more →
Feb 07

What Vanity Plates Reveal

I get answers to prayers on license plates. For years I struggled to believe that God could actually hear my prayers so one day on my drive to work I blurted in frustration, “God, if you can hear me, please send me messages on license plates so I can SEE... read more →
Jan 31

COVID Baby Blues

My daughter gave birth during the COVID-19 pandemic. No visitors were allowed in the hospital so I sat on the rooftop of the parking lot waiting for my son-in-law to text the arrival of my new grand daughter. It felt surreal. Like many infants born during this time of isolation,... read more →
Jan 16

Tip For Managing Life Stress

How are you managing your life stress? When someone sneezes do you wonder if they have COVID-19? When protesters gather and rally are you fearful the chaos will erupt into violence in your community? These are common responses in an uncommon time of fear but hope is visible on every... read more →
Jan 09

Keep Hope Alive

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way we live and interact with each other worldwide. As a collective society we have been forced to isolate, tolerate, mitigate, and now motivate each other and ourselves through this disaster to the finish line! It is our time to be kind and hopeful;... read more →
Mar 23

Soulful Distancing

We are still connected! Whether you stand six feet away or six thousand miles apart our souls were created to seek. During this time of isolation I have found it helpful to simplify all of my feelings down to one word, focus on 5 positive things about that word, and... read more →