Habits that Matter

Decades ago I was asked to house-sit for a family who was traveling to France for the summer. They lived in a beautiful old home and wanted someone to feed their...

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Grace, Courtesy and Soccer
We’re a soccer family. We’re also a Montessori family. Grace and courtesy are key tenets of the curriculum at our boys’ Colorado school. All kids are...
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Becoming Anew

Five years ago I jumped off a cliff. This was a different kind of cliff than the late afternoon, paragliding, breathtaking experience I had in my early twenties when I lived...

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Creating a Better Balance

A friend recently celebrated her birthday. On Facebook, her husband wished her a very happy birthday and praised her for always putting his needs and their children’s...

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Balancing Busy with Be-ing

It appears as if the world has woken up from its pandemic slumber. A few months ago the streets were empty. However, today, in my neighborhood, the restaurants have their...

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Live Looking Forward

“Pedal pedal pedal!” my dad shouted to me as he let go of the back of my banana seat and gave me a big thrust forward. My dad taught me to ride a beautiful yellow...

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Choosing Happiness

I’ve learned that positive energy and an upbeat attitude can rub some people wrong. Close to 15 years ago I spent five days camping with a large childless group of 30 and...

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Trimming the Dead Branches
I live in a sea of 1950’s ranch brick homes with tall aging trees. Colorado sunshine can be relentless in the summertime and these trees bring welcome relief from the...
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