The Value of Reflection: Cognitive Observationalism

  I am a typical youngest child. The last in a long line of strong personalities. I was often viewed as spoiled by my older siblings who spent more time in trouble than I was, but I was just raised by older parents than they were. In fact, I got away with more because my […]

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

The longer I’m a parent, the less I understand mine. I don’t know what it feels like to have parents who would do anything to be around their children, or grandchildren. I do know what it’s like to have set reasonable boundaries as I started to build a marriage. I also know what it’s like […]


There is something about taking a moment to be alone with your thoughts.  There is something sacred about being in-tuned with your own inner workings.  Maybe it’s the introvert in me trying to speak out, but I have not felt like myself over the past year or so, and I couldn’t figure out what it was.  I […]