Chewing has become exhausting. I wish I had understood that decades ago when I made soup for my father.
Is it really a home if it has a nightclub in it? A 10,000-bottle wine cellar? A beauty salon and juice bar?
Thomas Rhett has a new song where he says, “It sure is good to be country again” and I’m struggling to understand what that means. What does it mean to…
We must be careful with our words and actions, even when we are frustrated, angry, fearful, or sad. Because children are watching. They are watching al…
Living – really living – is a perpetual act of suicide.
 After a wedding, you are never really the same. Once we marry, a part of us is gone forever. Even as we embrace our new joined lives with joy, we need…
When it's time for assisted living. In the end, it's easy to let go of things. Our parents may be more willing than we know to move on.
Today is the birthday of Beatrix Potter, who reminds us that imagination can be the glue that binds us to home.
Belonging Part 3
My own story of belonging is both different from and similar to Brené Brown’s. I was an oddball, but then, so was my father. With him, I belonged. But …
We all have a need to belong. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, belonging is smack in the middle of the pyramid, right there with love.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teac…