What We Gain From Reading Fiction

Its a "snow day" in the ATL today. That means that the temperatures may dip below freezing and the cold rain may solidify into ice or snow. In an an abundance of caution (and probably a fear of a cluster this close to the Super Bowl), the local schools have all decided to implement Online … Continue reading What We Gain From Reading Fiction

The Most Important Lessons From My Divorce

Often the lessons we need most are the ones we are most resistant to. I never wanted to be divorced. In fact, losing my husband, through any means, was my greatest fear in life. So, when I found myself suddenly facing divorce at the age of 32 after being betrayed by my best friend and … Continue reading The Most Important Lessons From My Divorce

Are You Writing Your To-Be List?

I would wager that barely a day goes by where you are not at least partially driven by a to-do list. Whether scribbled on a slip of paper, stored neatly in your phone’s database or merely a memorized inventory of all that you need to accomplish, you move from one task to another. As you … Continue reading Are You Writing Your To-Be List?

When Gratitude is Your Wrapping Paper

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When gratitude is your wrapping paper, everything is a gift.   If someone had told me ten years ago that I would ever be grateful for my tsunami divorce, I would have thought they were ignorant. Or cruel. Or, at the very least, utterly clueless and insensitive.   But, you what?   They would have … Continue reading When Gratitude is Your Wrapping Paper

Six Ways That Dogs Help Us Heal

In so many ways, every dog is a therapy dog.   1 - Dogs Are a Reflection of Our Energetic State Watch a dog for any length of time and you will learn things about their human companions. Dogs reflect our inner emotional and energetic state. They become a mirror, often giving us a glimpse … Continue reading Six Ways That Dogs Help Us Heal