What You Don’t See Behind the Scenes…

I see your beautiful pictures online, as well as your cheerful messages. Some of you are a good 20 years older than me, and you have mastered the art of filtering and editing pictures.  You add lush eyelashes and pure skin, and my guess is that if we met in person, I might not even recognize [...]

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When My Best Still Doesn’t Seem Good Enough….

Once upon a time, my "best" seemed to yield amazing results. I managed to have myself stylishly dressed, with gracefully blended make-up from Macy's and a professional blonde-streaked hairdo, five equally clean and well-put together kids, spare money in the bank and in my wallet, beautifully decorated home where I could entertain friends at a [...]

The Blessing, the Curse, and the Art of Social Media

Once upon a time, friends got together over coffee.  They didn't know that you cooked spaghetti the night before at 6:08 p.m., or that three days ago you had a fabulous (heart heart heart) time with three other friends who didn't invite the one you are sitting with to their girl's night out.  They didn't [...]

Why an Eye for an Eye Doesn’t Work… and What Good Friday is all about

Oh, before I start, I should let you know, this article is a lesson for ME.  You may already know all of this.  It's just that I passed another course in the School of Hard Knocks: Emphasis in Spirituality, and I was excited to share with you what I learned. I've had a similar article [...]