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Parenting & Family Life

Something to Wrap My Empty Arms Around

"The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the self, nor the other. The ultimate touchstone of friendship is witness." - David Whyte Anytime I have the opportunity to listen to the poet David Whyte, I take it. He looks deeply at ordinary life and finds wonder and…
March 19, 2021
Stop Suffering, Start Living

Peace, Self-Love, and Dieting

Since Christmas I’ve made a project of losing weight. I say “project” because I’ve been following Martha Beck’s book on the subject, The Four-Day Win, and it’s not a traditional diet book that tells you how to eat. Instead, it’s full of exercises and practices that are designed to teach…
March 12, 2021
Stop Suffering, Start Living

I Need to Make a Decision

How to Invite the "Next Right Step" Last week I wrote about a new approach to New Year’s resolutions. What if you want to be resolved about something, but you’re not? You want to act – feel like you should or even need to – but you are deadlocked within…
January 22, 2021
Getting Things Done

It’s Not an Interruption, It’s Life

Last week was unusually busy with meetings. I had a high number of client meetings, a couple of appointments, and two church committee meetings. I was also getting ready for the visit of my brother and niece, who timed their visit to be here for my son’s 16th birthday. So,…
October 30, 2020
Stop Suffering, Start Living

I Want You to Love Us

Last night I found out that an old, dear family friend drove through Omaha and did not stop to say hello to us. It wasn’t the first time. The first time was last spring, and I totally accepted her excuses – she was in a hurry, she didn’t want to…
October 14, 2020