New Tribe: Meet the Neighbors

Welcome back to the next installation in our series about building new friendships in our adult lives. Growing up takes us in new directions, creates new priorities, and has a tendency to have a big impact on our friendships. In my case, moving around to different states while growing a family created geographic separation between…

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New Tribe: Power in Numbers

Welcome back to our exploration of ways to build relationships and make friends as an adult. In the first post, we talked about how often adults find themselves feeling alone because life has morphed into something different than we remember from our care-free days of hanging out with friends we organically acquired. With sweeping life…

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The Ghosts We Live With

It’s the time of year where scary things get their time to shine. Halloween is coming and everyone’s imaginations are dialed up as they ready themselves to don costumes representing their wildest dreams, their funniest jokes, or their worst nightmares. Some participants are tiptoeing through haunted houses and watching horror films, taunting fear as a…

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Just Keep Living

I thought I knew myself when I was younger. I thought I knew my stance and exactly how I would react to any scenario, regardless of never actually being in any similar circumstance. I was confident that my view of the world was solid, and whenever I would give my strong opinions on situations I…

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Plotting Babies

I feel like my babies hear me say “I’m getting up at 6am to work on the yard and get things done around here” and they begin to plot on me: “No, mom should sleep in and get some rest.” “I got it! Let’s keep her up all night long so when 6am comes she’s…

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