Learn to Treasure a Normal Day

“Normal day let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you and hold you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in search of some rare and perfect tomorrow…for one day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow,… Read more »

Tragedy, Grief and Unanswered Questions

This morning tragedy and death were on the front page of both of newspapers I normally read. Not in some distant war zone, but right here in the town where I live. Not the death of evildoers or losers, but of innocents, the brightest and the best. A family of four – mother, father, son,… Read more »

In Search of a Healthy Weight

You’ve heard it ad nauseum – the benefit of regular exercise. It promises weight loss and increased energy. It is supposed to lift your mood and guarantee a longer life. It’s almost magic. It’s not magic Regular moderate exercise has been part of my life for decades. I make a habit of walking for an… Read more »

Children long for significance and belonging

What do …an adorable baby, …a teen with attitude, …an exhausted working parent …and a fragile nursing home resident have in common? To start with they are all human. And like all of us they have deep longings for love, security, understanding, significance and belonging. These basic emotional needs form the foundation of relationships across… Read more »

Beware social media health hazards

Warning. Social media may be hazardous to your health. The health of your marriage that is. Start with what Facebook does so well. Connecting you to old friends. When those old friends are ex-girlfriends or boyfriends, high school sweethearts or college heart throbs – reconnecting may be the first step toward a marital crisis. Ditto… Read more »

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We humans, like spring flowers and summer gardens, are hardwired for growth. The early decades of life are characterized by luxuriant growth as goals are pursued, ambitions formed and challenges conquered. Think of the phenomenal growth in a healthy baby’s first year. The transformations as toddlers acquire language and muscle control. The delight as they… Read more »