Loving Who Is

Relationship challenges don’t disappear.  I have a difficult person in my life and because I can’t walk away from family I must continually dive back in, difficult or not. And if I walk my own talk, I must love the people I love and accept them for who they are. In my self-examination before the […]


In our early years my husband and I had a standard patter: “I love you.” “I love you more.” Perhaps then it was a playful kind of one-upmanship, but now it just makes me think of how relationships go. It seems a given in any relationship – each partner thinks they do more, work harder, […]

Rehab for One and All

I haven’t read the books yet, but I sense my discomfort with letting go. My certainties that I can help, that I know at least some of the answers, and that everyone and everything depends on me, are each a hindrance in our new situation.  We are breaking ground in new territory and it’s going […]

Think Globally, Act Locally!

I’m struggling with this whole “global responsibility” thing. I struggle all year but  bog down during the Holidays.  Sometimes the sense of what I should do exhausts me and I fail to accomplish simple tasks.  I am worn down with preoccupation about children far away from me and don’t make it to the library to […]