Yes, one person CAN make a difference

Yes, one person CAN make a difference

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.

Tricks and traps of eating out when you're gluten-free

Tricks and traps of eating out when you're gluten-free

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.

Adulting: When did making friends become so hard?

Adulting: When did making friends become so hard?

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.