Waffles vs. Eggs

My piece from the the anthology, Homeward. I don’t remember exactly when my stomach began to hurt. I know it wasn’t when we were all piled on my parents’ bed, amidst the Sunday funny papers, the dog, and the giggling. And I know it wasn’t when my mom suggested we start our day with waffles …

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Increase Your Gratitude ROI

Thanksgiving is over.  Even the leftovers are gone.  So why keep focusing on gratitude?  Even though gratitude is proven to make you healthier, wealthier, wiser and happier, isn’t it time to move on? To focus on what’s next. But wait. Before you move on, consider this: Studies show that going for depth, rather than breadth, creates a bigger return on investment when …

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Happily Ever After Isn’t the Point

I’ve been thinking about how our parents are our first teachers. In particular, I’ve been thinking about how they provide our foundational relationship training. And the thought has made me a little uncomfortable. (Okay, perhaps, all out terrified!)