Cracks in our facade

Relatives of two (likely) victims of the tragic Champlain condominium collapse in Miami stated that their loved ones mentioned hearing a loud cracking sound the night before the building crumbled. A 2018 inspection of the complex revealed several serious structural issues that were supposedly scheduled to be remedied in 2021.. a full three years after…

Better than yesterday..

My daughter sent me the photo above of her updated letter board yesterday. I love those boards, they are endlessly creative and an easy way to keep a motivating thought or quote within sight. I thought about the simplicity of her words: “stronger than yesterday.” She is recovering from two major surgeries and that basic…

What makes a great family?

My husband and I are knee-deep in Netflix’s production of “The Crown.” What a terrific ride through history and a ‘fly on the wall’ perspective of the inner-workings of the royal family; especially Queen Elizabeth. Without giving anything away, let me just say I had no idea of the extent of the torment, sadness and…

Thriving Relationships..

Is there a common thread in thriving relationships and marriages? I recently stumbled across what I consider to be a strong common denominator worthy of consideration: distilled down to one word it’s – BUILDING. It could be a hobby or a business, constructing a house or designing a garden. It could be sharing a passion…

Heavenly Coincidence

“Is she the woman with the southern drawl?” I asked my friend as we texted back and forth, “the one with diabetes whose glucose monitor beeps every once in a while in class?” “No..” came the next bubble, “that’s not her-that’s Mary*, Faye*’s kinda quiet, a snowbird– she’s doesn’t live here year-round.” “The one with…

What did I learn this week?

This week I learned something about conquering fear. Fear grows best in the musty corners of our imagination when we face uncertainty and the unknown. On Monday as I sat in a chair at the imaging center waiting to be called in for my annual mammogram, I felt the usual wave of uncertainty but it…