Special Moms of Special Children

Are you a mom of a child with Autism? Do you know anyone who is a mom who cares for a child with Autism? Caring for a child with special needs takes a special type of parenting… the type of parenting that can leave mom exhausted, frustrated, and feeling disconnected from others. Being the advocate… Read More

The Book of Ruth

For Audio Version, click here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WrxdKrys My mom and I have had one of those relationships that flits between being very in tune with each other… the best of friends who understand each others’ thoughts, feeling each others’ pain or distress, and one of being oil and water, never mixing fluidly together. How can two people… Read More

Joie de vivre in a plugged in world…

joie de vivre: keen or buoyant enjoyment of life ~ Merriam-Webster, Inc. My husband and I are in New Hampshire to visit our one and only grandchild… oh yeah,  we came to see her parents too but in all honesty,  they kind of take second fiddle to this vibrant little girl who is now a toddler… Read More

Celebrating for Self-Esteem

As many of my readers know, I am on my journey in becoming a certified coach through the MentorCoach training program and ultimately through the International Coaching Federation.   After researching various certification programs, I chose MentorCoach because of its emphasis on using a Positive Psychology approach to coaching.  I am now in an Intensive… Read More

What will be your Eulogy?

For those of you who regularly read my blog posts,  you know that I have attended several memorial services and/or funerals in the past 6 months.  I attended another one yesterday morning and the eulogy that was delivered by one of her daughters was one of the most touching, humorous and loving eulogies a daughter… Read More

Devoted Dads

I just happen to be one of those folks who draws people towards me…  people I had never met before will start chatting it up with me and telling me their stories.  Some stories are funny, some stories are sad and most are incredibly heart-warming… I went to my local nail salon last weekend and… Read More

Acknowledgement

Today I was acknowledged… I have an interest in volunteering for an organization that runs a camp for children who are in the grieving process due to the death of a loved one.  Part of the application process is to have two letters of recommendation submitted with the application form.  I had asked two people… Read More