"Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a different way to stand." - Oprah Winfrey Last week I had a call with an Intake Coordinator at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. I was relieved to find out that Stanford is treating ARFID in . . .
Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow. ~Sakyong Mipham My younger son was upset with me last week as we drove off for a “Mom and Me” outing to Santa Cruz. He was out of school for Ski Week and we had made plans to do something each day leading . . .
Get mad, then get over it. ~Colin Powell A few weeks ago, when took my younger son in for neurotherapy, I shared the positive strides we'd seen since he started treatment with Erica, one of the office staff. I had just written "Successful Communication" and was feeling good about the results . . .
The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~Fred Dehner Note: Recently, I made the decision to share more about my family’s Lyme diagnosis and treatment; part of it is cathartic, and in part to help increase awareness about the impact of . . .
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying Note: Recently, I made the decision to share more about my family’s Lyme diagnosis and treatment; part of it is cathartic, and in part to help increase awareness about the impact of Lyme. As my . . .
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence. ~Honoré de Balzac, Scènes de la vie Parisienne A few weeks ago, my husband and I had a minor disagreement about who was going to pick up our younger son from water polo. I do about 90% of the driving to and from school, . . .
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~Mother Teresa Note: My recent post “Want-Need-Wear-Read” left me feeling the need to finish this post originally started as “The Pantry.” Enjoy. My toe dipped into the world of Minimalism in January 2011 when I was drawn to the book . . .
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. ~Francis H. Bradley This morning I woke up thinking about all the stuff my husband and boys would have to sort through if something happens to me. It is morbid to wake up with those thoughts and sadly, it’s not the first time. Having grown . . .
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. ~John Lubbock On the way home from school last week, my younger son said: "You should be a teacher, Mom, you’d be a great one.” I found his comment interesting and I . . .
Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play. ~Lotte Bailyn A few weeks ago, I was looking for an answer to something mundane – I cannot remember if it was for a recipe or just advice; I remember thinking “I’ll ask Mom.” It was so . . .