How Great Thou Part

I am at the mall grabbing lunch at Norstrom Cafe.  One of my fav places to nosh. A young girl in front of me appears to be searching for payment and urges me to go before her. I pay for […]

I belong to a Facebook group called Parentless Parents started by my friend and author Allison Gilbert. I first connected with Allison many years ago when she interviewed me for one of her books.  There is a common theme amongst […]

Downsizing and getting rid of the majority of our belongings is no longer a trend for strictly retirees. In this era of tiny houses and millennials less is now more. And Baby Boomers are opting to strip themselves of possessions […]

When I was a baby my family experienced a house fire in the home my parents were renting. Moving would be complicated. The strain of my dad’s drinking was shifting the financial burden to my mother. And they did not have […]

John McCain chose a political party but first and foremost he chose to be an American. In this nation’s Capital where people with differing opinions must break bread and come together for critical solutions, McCain was a champion. He demonstrated […]

When I was in my twenties I would tell my uncle I wanted him to live with me one day. He would smile and laugh. “No,” I would say. “I am serious. Promise me you will live with me.” I […]

I woke up yesterday with one thought. I’m finally single. Happy Birthday to me! Sure, technically it happened in June but with all of the contempt charges and house sale resistance, it felt anything but liberating. There was no time […]

It’s difficult to understand divorce unless you experience it. In fact, that’s true with most aspects of life. The deepest empathy is derived from a true understanding of walking in another’s shoes.  Take grief for example. When we are young […]

Surprisingly, we often put up with behaviors we should walk away from. Why? Emotional attachments are hard to break. Therefore, what we should be doing is walking away when we initially recognize unfavorable characteristics in another person. This doesn’t just […]

I love a story especially a great love story. It’s hard to believe but once you discard the emotional mud and muck, it’s possible to find incredible happiness after divorce. For that reason, I believe it’s worth ripping off the […]