Give a cup of coffee or tea (Advent Day 5)
Advent / Families / Relationships / Spirituality

Give a cup of coffee or tea (Advent Day 5)


One of my fondest memories of childhood is sitting at the dining room table with my paternal grandparents, enjoying freshly brewed hot tea in the afternoon and noshing on snacks. It was their version of high tea that I’ve always treasured, nibbling on crackers and listening to the adults share stories. My mother’s family was … Continue reading

21 Day Practice: Day 4 – Healing hands and letters of love
Families / Personal Development / Relationships / Spirituality

21 Day Practice: Day 4 – Healing hands and letters of love


Once a month, my Reiki students and I offer a free Reiki healing clinic for the public. The clinic broadens community awareness of the benefits of Reiki healing; allows us to offer loving service to others who may need healing, a smile and a kind word or two; provides my students the opportunity to deepen … Continue reading

Chick Fil-A’s family values are not family-friendly
Advocacy / Families / Spirituality

Chick Fil-A’s family values are not family-friendly


I’ve known for some time that Chick Fil-A donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2009. I should have stopped going there then, but I instead went less often, my conscience troubled. Then, Chick Fil-A president Dan Cathy’s recent comments that his company supports the “biblical definition of marriage” hit the news media and … Continue reading