3 Myths about What it Means to be Strong

3 Myths about What it Means to be Strong

There are many myths about what it means to be strong. I hear people saying, “you’re so strong” to each other often in a variety of contexts. I heard it recently when a stoic widow gave the eulogy at her husband’s funeral, when a young boy broke his ankle but didn’t...
Four Rules of Engagement

Four Rules of Engagement

You got engaged over the holidays! Congratulations! That is so exciting! I am very happy for you both. What’s next? Wedding planning! Yay! Or is it, Yay? Turning to a pop culture reference I’m reminded of a scene in the movie Bride Wars. The focus finally...
Grieving Around the Holidays

Grieving Around the Holidays

Grieving around the holidays is the norm for many, but it’s not just humans who grieve. Jodi Picoult’s “Leaving Time” is one of my favorite books. It’s about a mother-daughter relationship where the mother is an elephant researcher. Already being a huge fan of...