Win Win or Lose Lose?

As a parent, there is an indescribable feeling that washes over you as you see your little one take the field. The hours of practice in the backyard, after school, and on weekends finally pays off. In that moment, the amount of money spent on uniforms and equipment no longer seems that expensive. The time… Read More Win Win or Lose Lose?

Merry-Go-Round’s Final Round

I was different. I knew this from a very young age. I also knew I wasn’t different in the way other kids thought I was. If I’m being honest, I felt closer to animals than the people around me, and maybe that’s something they picked up on. I didn’t have many friends, although it wasn’t… Read More Merry-Go-Round’s Final Round

Romanticizing the Past

In season one, episode thirteen of “Mad Men” Don Draper refers to nostalgia as “a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone.” You’ve felt it haven’t you? That moment when your heart feels like someone is squeezing it. The memory of a place, a person, a moment in your past suddenly washes… Read More Romanticizing the Past

Rock On!

That’s me. My first attempt at a five-story rock wall. As I stood on the ground getting all harnessed up, the attendant shared some wisdom with me. The young girl nonchalantly said, “At some point while climbing the wall, most people are gripped by fear. The thing to remember is the fear doesn’t become greater… Read More Rock On!

It Can Wait. Life Depends On It.

Our lives are a series of hellos and goodbyes strung together by fleeting moments some of which we presently carry with us…some of which only surface when prompted. Neither the hellos nor goodbyes are always within our control, some being forced upon us when we least expect it. Either way, it is the tiny moments,… Read More It Can Wait. Life Depends On It.

A Message for My Children on Their First Day of School

Dear Olivia and Evan, As I opened my eyes this morning, the realization that you will be starting a new school year at a new school today held me hostage for a moment. Today, you embark on yet another new chapter in your young lives, and as we rode the elevator down from the 17th… Read More A Message for My Children on Their First Day of School