Whether dressing down for a recreational activity or dressing up for a special event, no wardrobe is complete until the feet are properly outfitted. Look at the shoes in your closet. They tell a lot about the roles you play, from your occupation to your interests. Are you a cook, a nurse, a business professional?
The joys of childhood are endless, especially when you consider that children are armed with the greatest gift in the world-imagination. In an article from last year, I talked about the way my children were navigating through the various stages of childhood. Months later, it’s amazing to see how they have grown. My youngest son
Graduation. The very word invokes a range of emotions. Pride. Relief. Accomplishment. Stress. Apprehension. Fear. Graduation marks the end of a arduous journey along a rigorous path. You’ve worked hard; you’ve sacrificed. You’ve reached the end of the line; you’ve acheived your goal. And now you have just one question…Is this the end? The truth
It really would be easier if by a certain age we had a comprehensive understanding of our identity. As much as we wish it were that easy to understand the intricacies of who we are, it’s just not. Finding yourself isn’t about simply reaching a destination. The growth, change, and movement that happens on your
Where has the time gone? How can it be that we’ve set the clocks forward but are still seemingly in the throes of Winter—with random snowstorms, sleet, and freezing rain just one cold-front away? Whether you like the snow or you’re a fan of warmer temperatures – change is coming! It’s inevitable. Stores are advertising
Imagine you are standing on the ledge of a window, grasping at whatever parts of its frame you can use to anchor yourself. The building you once occupied is on fire. Terror seizes you and makes more firm your grip as the warmth of distant flames tickle your skin. It’s getting hot, and you are
It is an unavoidable fact that bad things happen. We’ve all had life hand (sometimes even throw) us lemons. Sometime we catch those lemons and keep it moving. Other times we get overwhelmed with an abundance of them. Those “lemons” can be anything from annoying minor inconveniences to total crises that leave us feeling lost,
Have you ever watched a tree withstand a strong thunderstorm? The branches quiver, the leaves flap backwards in the wind, and the top sways from side-to-side. As lightening flashes and thunderclaps sound, the tree trembles and roils in the downpour of heavy rain. However, when the thunder ceases and the clouds roll away, the tree
As the seasons change, we are reminded of the universal truth that nothing stands still. Life is forever going on in spite of anything that we might be experiencing individually. The only constant we truly know in this world is change, and even though you might think that would render us accustomed to it, that’s
From Mother’s Day to Memorial Day, to Graduation and Prom, May is full of special occasions worthy of celebration. When we gather to celebrate, we pay homage to the hard work we have put into achieving a specific goal. We allow ourselves the opportunity to let go and congratulate ourselves on a job well done.