“Yes, and…”

January 18, 2018

In the world of improvised comedy, there is only one rule: You must live the phrase ‘Yes, and…’. To live ‘yes, and…’ is to be open to the unexpected, always agree to its possibilities, AND add something to it by offering your own ideas and knowledge. If you’ve ever seen the television show “Whose Line […]

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ACTing on New Year’s Resolutions

January 9, 2018

The calendar has flipped to 2018 and it is accompanied by questions of New Year’s resolutions. I have never been one to make, much less stick to, resolutions. It’s always too much work! Creating an idea of how I want my life to look or what I want to be doing more of (or less […]

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Mind Over Matter

December 20, 2017

The holidays have a tendency to bring with them much more than simply home-cooked meals and dazzling lights. Often, they entail incredible amounts of stress: Do I have enough to afford the new iPhone that my daughter wants so badly? How will we celebrate in light of John’s deployment next week? Will grandpa make inappropriate […]

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Parenting from the Inside Out

December 11, 2017

Do you desire to build healthy and secure relationships with your children? Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell’s book Parenting from the Inside Out is an excellent place to begin to achieve this goal. Their approach to parenting is based on the belief that a parent’s own childhood experiences impact how the individual parents his or […]

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Forgiveness

November 30, 2017

“Forgiveness is a path to peace and a powerful and important component of love”. -Sharon Salzberg Forgiveness is something I have heard over and over in the church, from my parents, and from friends and mentors throughout my life. But until recently it is not something I have put into practice in my life. It’s […]

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