Childhood fears and Spider’s wisdom

My son sits next to me in the car. I am driving him to another day of summer camp: welding camp. My daughter is in the backseat. I turn up the radio. The two on-air personalities are asking listeners, What was the scariest movie from your childhood? "Friday the 13th," I say. My son laughs. … Continue reading Childhood fears and Spider’s wisdom

Anna and the Tree Fort

Read a story. Plant a tree! "It doesn't look safe, Jeremy," said Anna. "For you or the coulee." Anna loves her peaceful walks to school through the coulee. But one day Anna stumbles across a kid-constructed tree fort that threatens to harm more than the trees. Anna has to act fast in order to save … Continue reading Anna and the Tree Fort

A new addition to the family

It's time to welcome Anna to the family. She might be my first book, but she is definitely not my last. In fact, there are 4 Anna adventures already underway. And Anna has a mission... Read a book. Plant a tree! Celebrate this Earth Day with a good book. While Anna works to restore nature … Continue reading A new addition to the family

3-Day Reset

Creative projects are on the rise – spilling out around the house – and I notice the trips to the pantry to sneak a handful of dark chocolate chips has steadily increased while yoga has decreased as my source of fuel.   Rather than plow through and set myself up for a full detox, or set … Continue reading 3-Day Reset

Shedding your skin

We get comfortable in our skin. Isn't that what we are taught? To feel comfortable in our own skin? But are we meant to wear that same skin for life? We change. We transition. Sometimes willingly. Sometimes not so willingly. Sometimes it's Nature who calls us to change: adapting to the seasons. Other times it's … Continue reading Shedding your skin

Midlife crisis

Puberty hits around age 12 through 18 or so. Starts earlier or later for some, completes earlier or later for others, but all in all our teen years are wrought with transition and change: physical, emotion and mental. There is, as my dear friend Tammy would say, a second puberty: midlife. Some go through crisis … Continue reading Midlife crisis