Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Discernment is a word you don’t hear very often these days. It means applying judgment and understanding to discern, or separate out, the elements in a confusing situation (i.e. hot mess). Darci Cramer, Ph.D., a seasoned family and marriage therapist, shares her...

You’ve Come To A Safe Place

A few months ago, after a tough week, I went to the barn for a bit of rest and relaxation and found fellowship. Patty, a longtime boarder and friend of Maple Row Farm, was celebrating Vito’s Gotcha Day; the day she got Vito, a handsome pure-white Warmblood,...

15 Tips to Survive Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and once again I find myself torn about what to write. Do I write about romance and falling in love? About mature relationships and how to keep the fires burning? The joys of the single life? Or chuck the whole thing and admit that...