Will You Be My Un-Valentine? Alternative Belonging

Will You Be My Un-Valentine? Alternative Belonging

Alternative belonging. It’s where my thoughts go, the day before Valentines. Ah Valentines. The flower giving, chocolate eating, marriage proposal, gift giving, dinner out frenzy. I think about all the people for whom none of that will happen. A day in which...
Happiness, Technology and Boundary Setting

Happiness, Technology and Boundary Setting

Happiness, or more accurately how to be happy appears more and more frequently as a hot topic on bookshelves and talk shows everywhere. As I browsed the shelves of a major bookstore, the sheer volume was inescapable. Apparently, a lot of people are searching how to be...
Failure to Launch. A Surprising Childhood Legacy

Failure to Launch. A Surprising Childhood Legacy

Failure to launch. In some ways, that’s exactly how I would describe my life. Stuck at the launching pad, but failing to create enough momentum to take off. Launching a major career change, mid life, is no small decision. Some might call it foolhardy, others...
Blossoming, A Lifetime’s Work

Blossoming, A Lifetime’s Work

Blossoming, a Christmas Cactus greeted me as I sat down at my desk this morning. A dainty pink bloom a cheery note on a grey December morning.  Immediately I thought of the occasion of receiving it and am reminded of how similar my life is to the blossoming of this...