3 ways to handle grief (inspired by a random stranger)

3 ways to handle grief (inspired by a random, wonderful stranger) The coolest, most random and affirming thing happened this week. I grieved with a total stranger, and I felt joy in doing it. I’ll tell you in a minute how it happened. Let me just preface the story by...

Blessing someone on Valentine’s Day

(moving away from expectations and into remembrance) Where there is great love, there are always wishes.Willa Cather The “Galentines” craze has caught on—and no wonder. What girl wants to feel under-valued simply because the retail market needs a money-maker between...

Be like George

Be like George testimonials that make me want to be a better person If you’ve been on any media since Friday, you’ve had opportunity to catch interviews and news about former President George H. W. Bush dying at the age of 94, just eight months after his beloved wife...

Beating the birthday blues

Beating the birthday blues It’s my birthday week. This year, I’m going to beat the birthday blues. First reason: I just gained an extra year of life. For most of this year, I’ve been preparing myself to turn 53 on October 27. But a couple days ago during a friendly...

How to help someone who’s hurting

How to help someone who's hurting HOW TO HELP SOMEONE WHO’S HURTING You know someone who’s hurting. Someone whose marriage is crumbling, whose child is rebelling, whose emotional health is unstable. Someone who has experienced the death of a loved one. I know you know...

How to handle rejection

How to handle rejection Have you ever felt betrayed by a friend? Have you dropped a friendship, only to realize that you over-reacted–that perhaps your hurt feelings hadn’t come from rejection but from an incorrect perspective? Rejection is a double-edged...

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