August 16, 2017

There’s a preschool in our neighboring town that brings its students into the woods to play.  I pass by them as I walk my dog.  They carry big sticks to build  forts and run around exploring and singing.  

Why do we think that this should stop at age four?  

My son is a freshman in high school.  Running around in the woods all day is exactly what he needs right now.  I feel a sense of...

August 15, 2017

There are two types of changes in life.

Those that happen to you.

And those you make happen.

The ones that happen to you require you to be patient, resilient or flexible. Changes like a job loss, illness, accident or a death of a loved one. You generally only have two choices when it comes to these types of changes - surrender and go with the flow or resist.

We all know what happens when we resist ch...

August 8, 2017

(This piece was originally published on Grown & Flown)

“College is the best time of your life,” my daughter hears as she prepares to leave home.

“Does she love it?” my friends ask of me at the holiday break, nodding their heads up and down.

Daily she’s bombarded with images on Instagram and Snapchat that paint a picture of “the perfect” college experience happening at every college campus across the...

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