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,...
When Life Becomes A Competition

When Life Becomes A Competition

One night I was out running and thinking about how my wedding engagement set off an intense ripple effect in our friend group. Girlfriends started pressuring their boyfriends about wedding rings and houses. All of a sudden we had four weddings to attend before our...