I’ll be sharing 31 days of quotes, resources and affirmations for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Watching the Perseid meteor showers or stargazing on a clear, dark night reminds me that even though I’m just one person, I’m connected to something so much bigger than I can possibly imagine. So connected, yet so tiny. How is it possible for one person to make a difference in the world? Simply by the nature of being here, each one of us makes an impact. The ripple effect is larger than you’ll ever know.
Is it my imagination, or is it getting harder to eat out safely when you’re gluten-free? Restaurants try to accommodate diners with requesting gluten-free food. It seems like there’s a trend toward unintentionally oversimplifying what gluten-free food involves. If you want to eat out with more confidence, you’ll need to make sure that what’s on the menu is accurate and safe.
It’s official: over 2 billion people are connected on Facebook.* We live in a hyper-connected world. Being connected has never been so easy. We live in a hyper-connected world. When we’re so focused on online connections, it’s hard to be present in the world right in front of us. This is creating a loneliness epidemic.
What happens when we grow up that makes it harder to make and keep friendships? Life! A good friend was feeling kind of isolated and disconnected, and asked me “why is it so hard to make friends as a grownup?” If you’ve ever felt this way, join the club.
Life is full of changes. Friendships evolve and change as we “adult” our way through life. Transitions impact relationships. Marriage, divorce, having kids, illness, infertility, kids leaving home, careers, death, addiction, relocating, aging parents,...these are just a few of the situations that create disconnect. Yet, they also create opportunities for new connections.
Parenting gets very real for parents of high school kids in the spring. I’ve been talking to moms and dads who are trying not to freak out about their kids heading off into the world on their own. Are they ready? Are you? Here’s a crash course in what you’ll want your kids to know before they leave the nest.
Graduation and prom season is here, along with parties to celebrate the important milestones. This is the time of year when parents face a perennial challenge: whether to serve alcohol to underage partiers. An avoidable drinking and driving tragedy stuck my hometown when I was in college, and had a huge impact on my parenting.