The Power of a Pause

The Power of a Pause

COVID’s tragic impact—on health and the economy, working remotely or job seeking, juggling kids and school, racial strife, and a divisive US election soon—is like nothing we’ve ever had to address (1). Yet, if these past few months of enforced pause have shown us...
Time to Listen Up

Time to Listen Up

It’s official. Life as we’ve known it is over, at least for the moment.   None of us could’ve prepared ourselves for how unsettling the novel coronavirus would be to our daily routines. Our old routines that once seemed drab and repetitive, now fill us with a sense of...
Get Your Grit On for 2020!

Get Your Grit On for 2020!

I tried out for the softball team in sixth grade and made it. I had an eye for pitching, but my hitting, well, it was lousy. I believed I was lousy.  After one practice that spring, where I hit absolutely nothing that came my way, I went home mumbling under my breath....
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...