What did I learn this week?

How are you today?

Have you ever noticed that, in most cases, when someone asks “how are you today?”, they don’t really expect an honest answer? It is just a formality, with no actual expectation (or desire on the part of the asker) that you reply with any sort of accuracy or honesty. I mean, what are you going […]

Coming to the dharma

The past year has been full of change, and particularly difficult for Corey – who himself admits is not a person who deals well with change. I asked Corey a few nights ago if he considered himself to be a spiritual person. He replied, as he usually does to this type of question – “what […]

Who do they think they are…and where did they get that car?

Well we finally took the plunge and bought and new (used) car. There is a part of me that says – hey, I want a nice car to drive around! But there is an equally large part that says – hey, I don’t want to own a car!! So I am torn. Basically, I think […]

You’ve got the cutest little baby face…

W is getting bigger and bigger every day.  Unlike his sister C at the same age, W is already smiling, and even starting to laugh – albeit in his sleep.  I wonder what he is dreaming about that he finds so amusing?  Since both kids are changing so much every day, I am glad that […]

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”

I read this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson today and it made me think again about how the inability (or unwillingness) to communicate how we feel, and to read and respond to others, negatively affects our relationships, especially with our children. I was raised in a family which values conversation and interaction. Yes, talking, talking, […]