Perfect Holidays?

My Christmases have been defined by memories, traditions, rituals, wishes, and things that may or may not matter. Like many of you, I had holiday wishes that did and did not happen. As a parent, I try to make as … Continue reading


On Grief

On Grief… Four years ago, my husband and I lost a dear friend of both of ours in a military plane crash. It happened on a routine flight, and not in combat, so the news was shocking to us. We … Continue reading


Self Care is Not Selfish; It is Essential

When I was in graduate school, my social work professor asked her students to write what we had done for self care on the white board. If someone wrote something that was truly self care, such as going to dinner … Continue reading