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Keeping a Soft Heart in a Jagged Cliff World

Recently, while our minivan hugged the curves of the winding Pacific Coast Highway, I wondered to myself what would greet us beyond the curve of road that jetted out in front of the cliff. The curve bent sharply inward and hid what lay beyond it. To my right, out the passenger window are the jagged […]

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The Family Ritual That Will Get Your Family Talking (About What Matters)

NEW!  If you’d rather LISTEN to this blog post, check out the podcast version here by clicking on the podcast picture. For all my readers, keep reading. 🙂 ______________ If you’re like me, deep conversations with the ones you love are high on your priority list. People like us are referred to as “deep-sea divers.” […]

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When Parenting Hurts

Dear Gorgeous Soul, We are standing alone beneath the gray sky, my daughters and our friends, as the brown seal gracefully swims alone through the San Francisco Bay to our side of the pier. He looks directly at us with his friendly face with what feels like a personal welcome to his beautiful city. We […]