Posted: Thursday - Jan. 7, 2010
It's really cold outside. I know I'm not the only one who is feeling a little pent up and boxed in. I long find some way to feel expansive in this hunker-down weather.
Posted: Thursday - Dec. 24, 2009
It's Christmas Eve, and whether you're with family today, alone, or not celebrating, I'd like to invite you to a unique gathering of friends, family, and strangers happening right here on this page. As I write and as you read, I'd like us to reflect on the hope, the joy, and the expectation that this day represents.
Posted: Thursday - Dec. 10, 2009
Just three days before Cathy Beach's 31st birthday, her mother died. The impact of that loss reverberated in her life for years. Holiday times with family seemed to lose their zing. "When my mom died, it was like I lost my core. A mother pulls the family together," she said.
Posted: Thursday - Nov. 26, 2009
The table is laden with delectable delights, its settings beautifying the room and adding to the festive glow.
Posted: Thursday - Nov. 12, 2009
Last Sunday I attended one of the best baby showers ever. This is amazing for me to say because I tend to be a cynical about the fuss people make over whether to buy pink or blue clothes (the baby doesn't care!), games that force me out of my seat and ladies discussing diaper issues.
Posted: Thursday - Oct. 29, 2009
Cherlyn always thought she had a pretty good childhood. Surrounded by family and close friends in Denver, she discovered early that she was adopted.
Posted: Thursday - Oct. 15, 2009
I wish I had a quarter for every time I've heard a parent say fretfully, "I just want my children to be happy."
Posted: Thursday - Oct. 1, 2009
One of my co-workers, who is known for his light-hearted humor and graced with an engaging smile, opened his arms wide to hug me one morning. Receiving it with laughter, I felt warmed, made ready for work and startled all at once.
Posted: Thursday - Sept. 17, 2009
I'm eating a FiberOne bar as I write this column. The information on the package promises to provide 35 percent of the fiber I need each day. Is it healthy? I have no idea.
Posted: Thursday - July 9, 2009
You are suddenly unemployed. Terminated. Let go. How do you begin moving on?
Posted: Thursday - May 28, 2009
As the school year draws to an end, students aren’t the only ones yearning for a vacation. Many teachers can’t wait for the much-needed break from the halls of learning.
Posted: Thursday - March 19, 2009
When the young, the beautiful and the famous show the world that they are just as vulnerable as the rest of us, we sit up and take notice. Two young pop stars had a horrible fight one night, and the results were aired internationally.
Posted: Thursday - Nov. 13, 2008
This year’s elections were full of surprises. A woman (Hillary Clinton) and an African-American (Barack Obama) were the strongest candidates vying for the Democratic ticket.
Posted: Thursday - Oct. 30, 2008
One of the most painful things to hear as a counselor is a tirade of self-loathing.
Posted: Wednesday - Sept. 17, 2008
Never-married and childless, Stephanie (not her real name) never dreamed her life would turn out the way it has.
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