Category: Relationships

orange cat, tulips

Weirdest Wedding Vow Renewal Ever

A couple of months ago, my husband, four children, pseudo-daughter-in-law, and I were playing The Voting Game.*  We had to vote for the person in the game that fit the card presented for each round. For example, I was voted by all six other players to be someone […]

palm trees

Diamond in the Rough

Disney and Hallmark are ruining our children. They peddle a point of view that romance is love. Romance is often theatrics and show-boating, not necessarily love. One of my daughters is a bit of a romantic. I was confused when I first heard her questions about how my […]

colorado, autumn

Part of the Solution or the Problem?

When my father was diagnosed with leukemia, we could have denied his illness, kept a happy face, and asked him to take endless rounds of chemotherapy that made life increasingly more difficult to endure. Instead, we accepted that the illness and the treatment were equally difficult to handle. […]

pine labyrinth

Behind the Mask

We often see people’s behavior but have no idea why they act the way they do. During my recent travels, I was reading I Am the Word by Paul Selig. Although it’s a book about some advanced metaphysical tools, one small paragraph provided an insightful observation about a […]

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Not my Monkeys, Not my Circus

I had a heart-felt talk the other day with I’ll call Sue. It was a good conversation on several levels until she began to talk about a mutual acquaintance who I’ll call Betty. Sue thought Betty was singling her out and picking on her. There was some justification […]

Big Horn Wyoming

Group Think

We’re all familiar with the introvert/extrovert divide. There are lots of ways to generalize about people, some constructive and some not, but that is one I think of frequently. It helps me understand why some people may have a different preference. I often think of people using the […]

orange blossoms

Celebration of Joy or a Display of Wealth?

One day my prince will come! Right? If you pay attention to popular TV, books, movies, greeting cards, candy makers, and the like, everyone knows that no woman’s life really starts until their true love arrives (and it’s always heterosexual – not!). I won’t go on about my […]

sunrise, Kauai, ocean

Get Over It

Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to just get over it. You know what I mean. Someone suffers the devastating loss of a loved one – a parent, partner, or child. His friends give him a decent amount of time and then start telling him to […]