Empty Nesting Season: Letting Go As You Redefine Parenthood

The summer of 2012. That’s when my only child left for college; so that’s the year I began dealing with empty nest and letting go. It was a difficult adjustment. What a difference the passage of time can make. Four years later, not long after my son had...

Seven Ways To Get Back To Being “In Love”

Falling in love can turn your world upside down. You feel as if each breath you take away from your new love is painful; and then everything feels right when you’re again together. But that feeling can fade. “I love her, but I’m not in love with...

When A Parent’s Unconditional Love Is Worn Away

  Whenever I hear the term “unconditional love,” I think of the first moment I saw my infant child. That’s probably the purest love I’ve ever felt, or will ever feel. All he’d done so far was breathe and cry, and I loved him with a...

How Making A Difference For Others… Makes A Difference In You

What I do for a living offers constant perspective; I hear every day about what can happen in people’s lives, both the good and the not-so good. I hear about tragedy, abuse, and I hear about tremendous courage people muster while facing it. Yet I also hear about...

The Boundary-less Couple: Victims and Savers

Boundaries. What in the world does that word really mean when it comes to relationships? A boundary is a limit, an edge, where one thing stops and another begins. If you say, “I don’t have good boundaries,” what do you mean? Generally, it means that...