How to Make Time Stand Still Just for a Little While

How to Make Time Stand Still Just for a Little While

Pretty much everyone I ask who’s over 30 says time seems to be going faster and faster for them. Those over 50 describe a yearning to be able to make time stand still even for a moment. I wrote about this time warp while back… maybe it was last week. No, probably a...
How to Deal When You’re Not Comfortable With Silence

How to Deal When You’re Not Comfortable With Silence

Family life is loud. Even if the family’s not the yelling kind. There’s always someone talking, moving around, microwaving popcorn, playing with the dog, or flushing a toilet. For many moms, the craving for just a minute (okay, an hour or two) of silence...
The 5 Love Languages: Take Another Look at Yours

The 5 Love Languages: Take Another Look at Yours

Ever feel kind of love-constipated? Like, you’ve got all this love for someone and you can’t quite get it out. Or, the reverse, like despite knowing someone loves you, you can’t fully feel it? It could be because your love language isn’t what it used to be (and maybe...
Fail Faster: Some of the Hardest Advice to Swallow

Fail Faster: Some of the Hardest Advice to Swallow

I’ve started this piece a few times now. Twice on paper. Three or four times in my head. This is the third go on a keyboard. Fail, fail, fail. I even missed last week’s self-imposed publishing deadline.  It wasn’t really a matter of writer’s block. The words came...