The Importance of Play…for Adults

The Importance of Play…for Adults

You no doubt have heard how important play is for children. It is necessary to fuel and build their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. I have recently been reminded how important it is for adults as well. I have always been...
FORWARD!

FORWARD!

I am one of those people who hangs on to friends. If you were my friend when we were children – and assuming nothing untoward occurred along the way – the odds are pretty high that we are still friends to this day. I have monthly phone conversations with childhood...

Lost in Translation

When my son went to China and started a relationship with his (now) wife, he said the most difficult part of communication was not the language, it was sarcasm. It just didn?t translate well. This could have been a major problem, as our family is just a tad sarcastic...
Setting the Bar High

Setting the Bar High

I didn’t know her, yet I feel like I knew her. I didn’t share her politics, yet I admired her convictions. She was strong, she was feisty, she was funny and she was a Superbwoman. Today as I was reading yet another article about Barbara Bush, I found...

Power, Anxiety and the Need for Control

Part of the reason I like to hit the snooze button in the morning is the feeling of power over this ?thing?: I?m not starting my day being told what to do. The other reasons are that morning sleep seems so much more satisfying, and my bed is especially cozy then. But...