No Pill Could Fix This

No Pill Could Fix This

A few weeks ago I was talking with a woman who was explaining that in a few weeks her son would be having several surgeries. As she explained the situation her whole body just looked defeated. Then she said the line that stopped me cold.   “There wasn’t a pill...
Sunscreen: What I Didn’t Know

Sunscreen: What I Didn’t Know

Can I be honest here? When I hear something is ‘bad’, I kinda just want to pull a sheet over my head and call it a night. Trying to live clean can be overwhelming, there is so much territory to cover and figure out. Right? And that especially applies to sunscreen....
The Best Advice in 2016

The Best Advice in 2016

Can we pretend for a moment that we are sitting in cozy chairs by the fire? We each have a cup of tea and we are just settling in for a good adult-conversation? You know, without kid interruptions? I’m not sure what that looks like these days, but I’m going to pretend...
Life Lessons From Alaska

Life Lessons From Alaska

I said I wouldn’t go there. It’s cold. I don’t do cold. It’s dark. I don’t like dark.   My husband was born in Fairbanks and had mentioned early in our relationship his desire to go back to Alaska at some point. I might have dismissed the idea as a quick flash...
The Power of Just One Change

The Power of Just One Change

A few weeks ago I learned of the passing of a beloved high school teacher after having a massive heart attack at the age of 63. He had an uncanny ability of reaching every single student and engaging each of us in the classroom.   I also learned a distant cousin...