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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

A Trip to Remember

The original forecast wasn’t that bad –  one night that would dip into the 20s and daytime highs in the 40s with clear skies and no chance of precipitation. Perfect camping and hiking weather. But as we know, what we expect isn’t always what life delivers. In this case, I think the computer that calculatedContinue reading “A Trip to Remember”

8 Lessons From the Campground

Our annual Thanksgiving camping trip is only days away. The long underwear has been unearthed and the tent located. My weekly shopping list makes it clear that I am preparing for cold weather and hearty appetites. I love our times at the campground – they have been a key part of our relationship from theContinue reading “8 Lessons From the Campground”

Recalculating

Early April of 2010 was a strange time for me. My divorce had been finalized a few weeks before, I had given notice at my current school that I would not be returning the following year, I had just started falling for Brock and I was planning on moving to Seattle in June. I shouldContinue reading “Recalculating”

My Favorite Gifts

Christmas is a season with conflicted values – spiritual butting up against the material. Many of us (and I’m including myself) struggle with trying to find the balance between the commercial and the intent. Perhaps we can find a place where both can reside. I looked back at my favorite gifts that I have receivedContinue reading “My Favorite Gifts”

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