Spill the Beans (you know you want to)

Spill the Beans (you know you want to)

Spill the beans. Go on. It’s actually good for your sanity and longevity and helps you weather tough times. Actually, with all the health benefits of beans, you may want to eat a few of them too, but today, you can spill all you want. Sometimes you just gotta get...

Hugs Are a Miracle Cure

Hugs are a miracle cure, and I witnessed one of these restorative embraces last weekend. Outside a Denver sports center, a young teen gymnast darted into the parking lot as several of us were waiting for the next competition to start. The girl didn’t look happy. She...
Why America’s Mass Violence Is Your Fault

Why America’s Mass Violence Is Your Fault

Enough is enough. I can’t stand watching one more news clip of terrified people fleeing schools, office buildings, churches, and movie theaters. I want to be done with the carnage and confusion. The slaughter of innocents and the overthrow of our human psyche. And,...
Waiting. Who Has Time for That?

Waiting. Who Has Time for That?

Maybe we all need an older woman in distress to shake up our schedules and sand off our edginess. I know I did the other day. What I thought would be a quick zip into the grocery store to just pick up a prescription turned into an invaluable life lesson. Waiting. Who...
The Four-Letter Word You Can’t Live Without

The Four-Letter Word You Can’t Live Without

You may not realize it, but you and I are fairly dependent on one word. Help. Hel-l-l-l-lp-p-p-p-p-p-p! Hep me. Help desk. May I help you? Heaven help us. Can’t help it. Pitch in and help. While the word help is common in our language, some of us are more reticent to...