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…
Today is Mazie’s Gotcha Day anniversary. One year since we met and I brought her home with me. And what a year it’s been!
Nostalgia forms when we long for a place and time created in our young minds, which may or may not have a basis in reality. What we are really mourning…
A year ago, I left Italy and began the three-day trek back to the States. That’s how I think of it. Not “I came home” but rather, “I returned to the St…
There are a whole lot of moms who do not love their children as we expect mothers to and who do not provide the things a child needs to grow up feeling…
“The body is your only home in the universe. It is your house of belonging here in the world.” - John O’Donohue  A home must feel safe and be a place w…
Things have changed a lot in recent years, yet the archetypes of Mother and Father remain. And the function of these archetypes is still important. Mot…
Too often we create home based on what we’ve known and what’s familiar. But that’s not always what’s best. True comfort often requires us to move beyon…