What This Summer Is Teaching Me

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I’ve always loved summer. Growing up in Seattle, we were either on the lake or in the lake every single day, soaking up the sunshine we so rarely were able to take advantage of in the Emerald City. It stays light in Seattle until almost 10pm in the summer and we would stay outside as ...

Hold Hands

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I said a prayer, asking God for His words, His ideas, His grace and I plunged forward. I had been invited to speak to a group of youth workers in Boston on the topic of “Vulnerability in Leadership” – a subject near and dear to my heart. In God’s humor, he often provides me with ...

Finding Joy

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I saw the new Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out last Friday night and absolutely loved it. If you haven’t seen the movie, there are five “emotion” characters (Anger, Disgust, Fear, Joy, and Sadness) that work together to support and protect the characters in the movie. The therapist in me could go on about all the ...

Our Security In Insecurity

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It was the kind of summer evening that almost makes Connecticut winters worth it…almost. Jimmy and I stood barefoot on the deck with our friends, sneaking adult conversation in between bouncing babies and learning everything there is to know about trucks from their adorable two-year old. These friends are the “come as you are” kind ...