Happy Freedom Day!

Happy 4th of July! May it be a day of connection, appreciation, and celebration! In 1776 the Declaration of Independence…  “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness….”…

My Journey from Head to Heart

This week I had an unplanned and unexpected adventure. I went on a journey that has changed my life forever and I didn’t leave my office! I didn’t plan for it or expect it and it only took about sixty minutes. So, where did I go? I left my head and went to the ultimate…

Trusting My Good Increases My Happiness!

This month at our center the theme is happiness. I find myself thinking about it a lot, talking about it with parents, youth and other students of life like myself. My belief about happiness is being happy comes naturally. It’s natural to be happy. One idea presented during my happiness research this month is that…

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! Just the words bring up so many feelings. Ones of love, appreciation, wonder and joy.  As I appreciate my mom today I find myself reflecting back on all of the great advice that she has given me over the years. Probably, the best was “Always be yourself”. If there was nothing else…

Balance, Balance, Balance!

  As a parent it is easy to find life being all about the kids. When our two children were young preschoolers their father and I would strive to balance our lives around  the very important issues of sleep, play dates, parenting classes, parenting books, the parents of our kids friends, and oh, ya work!…

Conversations with God

Conversations with God I asked three teens from our In-Flight youth group to share their thoughts about Conversations With God. Their insights are shared here. “I like to play with my dollhouse, because it makes me really happy when I’m sad,” says four year-old Mari in response to my bundle of questions, of which included,”…