Five Things I’ve Learned in the Five Years Since My Dad Died

It's been five years since my Dad died. Some days, it feels like just yesterday he was here teasing me about my overprotective child rearing ways, and on other days? It seems like he's been gone forever. I've learned so many things about myself and about life as a result of his death. I imagine … Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned in the Five Years Since My Dad Died

Realizing My Parents Were People Grew Me Up – Real Quick

I was sitting across from my Dad at the Bagel on Belden. The year was 1995. It was a Saturday, mid-morning and I was slightly hungover and forever grateful my Dad was paying for my tuna on rye with a whopping cup of coffee. I was 24, living in Boys town and met up with … Continue reading Realizing My Parents Were People Grew Me Up – Real Quick

Lessons From My Mother

November brings with it cooler weather, leaves of gold and the feeling of thanks in the air. It’s the perfect time to begin a practice of gratitude. You Know Neen is hosting the 2nd Annual 30 Days of Gratitude blog series, a place where the experience of gratitude will be explored and shared. I, along … Continue reading Lessons From My Mother