Embracing the Bittersweet Transitions of Life

How exciting it must be to get married, to see your kids leave for college, or to finally reach the time of retirement! All true, and yet these times can also bring sadness. The transitions of life are often bittersweet. While there can be great anticipation as we move into the next stages of life, […]

Death and Gratitude

Death has visited my community quite often recently, and it has not spared my family either. I don’t believe I am alone in my dread and discomfort with death. I hate the thought of being separated from my loved ones. Most days I try not to think about it, pretend it doesn’t exist or won’t happen […]


On a recent retreat with some friends it rained, a lot. After looking forward to getting out of the office and into nature, I was not a happy camper when I realized it was going to rain all weekend. There is something restorative about being outside, and  my soul desperately needed restoring. I thought: Really, […]