Back To The Trees

We ask you to connect back to the trees and reread this blog by Dr. Kimberly Andrews, originally posted on June 17th of 2020. Now, it is time to head back to the trees. We literally are going to talk about trees in this blog, but I mean this figuratively as well about a sense […]

Working on Relationships, Part 4: Marriage, Partners, Swiping Right

Coming out of my 20-year marriage in the late 1990s, I felt like Rip Van Winkle entering the Matrix’s dating scene. Where we once employed gyms and bars as the places to meet one or two potential partners at a time, we seemingly transformed overnight onto online websites and apps where you can literally meet hundreds […]

Happy Everything Day

The holiday season (whichever holidays you celebrate) is so magical because they ask us to stop and celebrate something. It’s such a relief to raise our noses from the proverbial grindstone and take a step back to count our blessings, express gratitude, spend time with loved ones, and relish our abundance. What are your holiday […]

Family Responsibility and Time-Out

I have the most generous parents in the history of humanity.  They provide my home, my food and clothing, and even my entertainment.  They provide all my inspiration, and even the most amazing, beautiful retreats for contemplation and rest. I know my parents are unlike any other with regard to wisdom and generosity.  An expression of their wisdom, […]

Back to the Trees

Now, it is time to head back to the trees. We literally are going to talk about trees in this blog, but I mean this figuratively as well about a sense of mental escape. Thinking about “heading back to the trees” gives me a sense of calm and envelopment, which honestly is the last thing […]

Self-Justification and Aggression

George Floyd.  Ahmaud Arbery.  Sean Reed.  Eric Garner.  Michael Brown.  Trayvon Martin. And these are only a few of the most public cases where unarmed black men were killed while exhibiting no apparent threat to others. Additionally, there are thousands, if not millions, of other cases that fly under the national radar, where people are killed, assaulted, or abused, oftentimes […]

The Meaning of Christmas

I’m probably the last one on Earth who should be writing about the meaning of Christmas given my lack of experience and education in anything related to Christianity.  Growing up in the US but not within a church means I consider myself culturally Christian.  Being culturally Christian means living in a nation where the Christian principles are […]