Family/Relationships, TYC World

Two Lessons from MARRIAGE STORY and FOREVER

*** As always I have tried my best to limit any spoilers beyond the overall premise of the film/show I was so happy when Marriage Story appeared in my Amazon Prime video feed. I missed it in the theaters so I was excited to see Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson in the Oscar-nominated story. Then… Continue reading Two Lessons from MARRIAGE STORY and FOREVER

Family/Relationships, Life Coaching, TYC Living

5 Reasons You Might Need to Burn Bridges

I'm simple but complex. To me, those things are not at odds with each other. The opposite of simple is "complicated"— not complex. Complication is horizontal. Complexity is vertical. When you're life is complicated it has a lot of interconnected parts popping off in multiple directions. On the other hand, a complex life is having… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Might Need to Burn Bridges

Family/Relationships

A Complicated Mother’s Day

Sheltering in place has been a tremendous source of "mommy guilt" for many mothers of adult children not living at home. I've had numerous conversations in my "mom" groups about how hard it is to keep a safe "social distance" from our adult children. As a rule, they can't come visit. If they do, gloves,… Continue reading A Complicated Mother’s Day

Family/Relationships

7 Tips for Family Management While Sheltering in Place

In Luke 4:23 Jesus references this proverb: "Physician heal thyself." The proverb means to do for yourself what you do for others. In this particular passage with Jesus, (also in Matthew 13 and Mark 6), Jesus is unable to do miracles in his hometown of Nazareth because people see him as no more than a… Continue reading 7 Tips for Family Management While Sheltering in Place

Family/Relationships

Can I Give Up People for Lent?

As the Lenten season approaches, I've been having lots of conversations with friends about what we're giving up for Lent. In the past, I've given up coffee, sarcasm, diet coke, wine, cake, salty snacks, and wine again. I take the season seriously and I use my sacrifice to solemnly reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made… Continue reading Can I Give Up People for Lent?