Surprise! You’re a Role Model

Surprise! You’re a Role Model

The stories of Krissie Jo and Gandhi remind me that others (children, parents, colleagues, friends, and family) are always watching.  Let me be the best me I can be. Each winter I start thinking about Christmas in my hometown: Inkom, Idaho. It’s just like in the...
I Am Grateful

I Am Grateful

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. -Melody Beattie I am grateful...
3 Habits of Extremely Optimistic People

3 Habits of Extremely Optimistic People

I am a recovering pessimist. For over thirty years, I have been practicing the skills of optimism.  It began with a traumatic divorce, which was wearing me to the ground.  In addition, I was very concerned about my ten-year son, who was depressed by the multiple...