Dear Krista, Your first bridal shower, and the first in our family out of the grandkids, is today. Usually at bridal showers, there are blank cards for guests to share advice with the bride. Since I cannot be there today, consider this letter my card from the shower… I’ve always been
No time for self-care? Well, that’s about to change… Imagine yourself lingering at the breakfast table, soaking in the sunshine as you savor a cup of hot tea, still wearing the robe you slipped into after taking a long, warm bath. Now, put yourself in this scenario. Several years ago, the year I quit teaching, I’d
“I love supporting people’s dreams,” I shared with Nicole as I told her I wanted to visit her friend’s new restaurant. I think that supporting-people’s-dreams seed was sown twenty-three years ago on my drive to work each morning. I would look over at the drivers sitting next to me at the red light and
This past week I found myself rethinking our Mother’s Day celebration. While I am very much looking forward to our annual beach day, I thought about going a day early and then spending Sunday showering my daughter with gratitude by making her favorite dinner, writing her a letter or giving her a gift…just
He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink. ~Virginia Wolfe I had trouble falling asleep Saturday night, so I got up and eventually found myself “shopping the house” to accessorize my latest living room arrangement.
There is an article called “Going Back to school: The 1970s vs. Today circulating on Facebook. It takes me back…right down to the corduroys, Toughskins, striped t-shirt and culottes. It was ‘fashion for less’ at its best. I loved my avocado colored culottes with the matching gold-buttoned vest. I wore
As I was lying in bed the other night, my thoughts were about a boy; a former student of mine whose mother worried over him. In different conversations, she would mention certain observations and behaviors that concerned her: loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, fatigue… As I thought about our conversations