Finding Self-Compassion Through Truth

I recently read Brene Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection, where she wrote about the ten guideposts to whole-hearted living.  As I was reading, I found myself relating to many of her approaches.  I was particularly drawn to her discussion on vulnerability and shame. Her writing provided helpful language I now use when I talk …

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The Never Expected “Unexpected”

In the introduction to our blog, Wendi and I wrote, “While we continue to celebrate with each other all of the amazing things that happen in our lives, we have found that the times when we most need our friendships is during the unexpected detours that are inevitable in life.”  When we wrote these words, …

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Five Minutes at a Time

As we continue to navigate the abnormal season accompanying COVID-19, I have been trying to keep in mind that we all process the daily life changes and news updates in very different ways. Our unique reactions are understandable given the rapidly changing nature of the current situation and our differences in temperaments, perspectives, and circumstances. …

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Wandering Thoughts of a Semi-Bored Mom

This past weekend, I played the game Hungry Hungry Hippos with my kids.  This is the exceptionally straightforward game with four colorful hippos and a ton of marbles which create a lot of noise and chaos for about a minute while each player tries to gobble up marbles before the game comes to an anticlimactic …

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