How Has Writing 200 Posts Changed Me?

How Has Writing 200 Posts Changed Me?

I can’t quite believe it. This is my 200th post. I’ve come to love sitting down in front of a blank screen, the little cursor blinking an early morning hello at me, and trying to convey either something that I have talked with patients about during my...
The Red Bucket Man

The Red Bucket Man

  The Salvation Army has begun its annual campaign. So, yesterday, on the first of what I am sure will be many trips to the grocery store before Thanksgiving, I found the famous red bucket.   And heard the bell ringing, which frankly I am just sappy enough to...
A Birthday Lesson: The Gift Of Asking For Help

A Birthday Lesson: The Gift Of Asking For Help

Birthdays haven’t been about candles, or even gifts, for a long time. They are more like markers for introspection. And this week, I celebrated my 61st birthday. I have written about leaning into aging – about finding the courage it takes to not focus on...
25 Not So Little Things To Celebrate In 25 Married Years

25 Not So Little Things To Celebrate In 25 Married Years

My marriage is 25 years old this week. What would I whisper in that bride’s ears if I could? What would I tell her that she would be grateful for these 25 years later? It would be the little things. The smiley-face post-it notes left in your car, reminding you...
The Gratitude Checklist

The Gratitude Checklist

I can remember my prayer as a child before going to bed. “Bless Mommy and Daddy, Adam and Spencer and everybody else in the whole wide world.” Sometimes I wanted to leave my brothers out. Like after the night they pulled me out of bed. Forced my eyes open...