Getting Good at Stress

Getting Good at Stress

Ah, August! A prime month for stress-busting summer getaways. Yet, prepping for that relaxing vacation can turn up tension levels for the best of us: bags to be packed, last-minute bills to be paid, late-night laundry to fluff and fold, a schedule to keep. I know it...
Blisters & Bogs

Blisters & Bogs

Rifling through old pictures at my mom’s house recently, I had to smile. Grainy images captured our vacation to Washington DC when I was 14, and the college visit out west that landed us in rural Idaho (I thought I wanted to be a forest ranger). Another photo showed...
Back to School

Back to School

I  grew up out in the country and I always loved the long winding walk down the driveway to meet the bus for that first day of school each year.   There was something about the crisp fall air, freshly sharpened pencils, and squeaky new shoes that filled me with...
A Sunday Conversation

A Sunday Conversation

Up early on Sunday, coffee in one hand, newspaper in the other, we sat at the kitchen table, reading.  It’s our regular routine, though this Sunday mom was in town, joining us in our weekend ritual. Given the chaos of the last year—the presidential election, the...