What will you dream when you grow up?

What will you dream when you grow up? Dreamer is an important label right now. It always has been, or at least it should be, especially when referring to children. Artist, ballerina, astronaut, professional athlete, teacher, nurse, policeman. Somewhere along the...

A surprising benefit of grief

A surprising benefit of grief This weekend, I built another bridge between life and death. Between loneliness and memories. Between grief and joy. I did it by stripping a 150-year-old dresser. Which is exactly what my mother would have done, except she would have...

In case you didn’t get a valentine . . .

Dear Valentine, You are a precious, even if you don’t get roses or a dinner out or a card. Your friendship and love for the people around you is not defined by consumerism. Dear Valentine, Love is remembering a friend’s birthday. It’s sending a...

Daring Greatly

Okay, I’ve been reading about vulnerability. I had intended to read the book Daring Greatly several times this year, but coincidentally, I picked it up last week, during one of the most vulnerable periods of my life–the week after my mother died. If you...

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