Make a conscious choice today to stretch into a new person. What can you do today that moves you into the unknown where you can see what you are made of?
As crazy as it sounds, there is a gift mixed up in the struggles we have in our lives. As much as we would like our lives to be easy, it is really through the difficulties in our lives that we grow.
My daughter Sarah will leave school today to lead a retreat. The Kairos retreat is a significant experience in the lives of students who attend Jesuit institutions. At Regis High School, students attend Kairos in the junior year and have the opportunity to lead a group at the retreat in their senior year. I […]
I am rereading a book I love called “A Weekend to Change Your Life” by Joan Anderson. I may be writing several blogs on the activities she has to help women discover their own passions and re-ignite a desire to take care of self. The calendar activity was an eye opener for me. On a […]
It was a beautiful afternoon for a walk around the neighborhood park. It is the last week of soccer season, which means the last game for my daughter is on Saturday. She doesn’t play soccer for her high school, so she will be grieving the loss of such an amazing part of her life. Tony […]
The morning sun filters through the window and falls in a blanket of warmth around me, creating a perfect writing space. In my mind, I an taken back to a scene from my childhood, where I am wrapped in my Dad’s old sweater curled up in a chair that sits in a south facing window. […]
It has been a challenging few weeks for me, both writing and personally. I am in that dead of winter space where I know things are happening, they just aren’t visible. I am in the editing phase of my book and it gets quite tedious moving forward and backward through all the pages, looking for […]
We do a lot of waiting in our lives. Standing in lines, waiting for the train or bus, waiting for the right job, waiting for the money we need to sustain us. Yet there is a difference between waiting in hope and waiting in fear. We wait in fear when we become impatient with the […]
She is much braver than me. I am reminded of the story of Tony’s great grandmother who at the age of 16, took her older sister’s ticket to board a ship to America when her sister chickened out. With nothing but the clothes on her back, she hopped on a ship bound for a new […]