The Things That Really Matter

“Perspective is as simple as answering this question: If I had 5 months to live would I experience this problem differently?” ~ Shannon L. Alder   As you read this, my friend Liz and her young family are readying their bags. They are heading to the airport. They are flying to Hawaii for the holiday […]

The Phone Call I Hated to Make

“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.” ~ Shannon L. Alder   I had to make a phone call yesterday. A […]

Saying Goodbye To Julie

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people […]

Time With Julie, Crafting Dying Her Way

“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”  ~ L.M. Montgomery, The Story Girl   Perhaps you read my post a few days ago, about my friend Julie who has been given a diagnosis of mere weeks to live due to end-stage inoperable ovarian cancer. No-one knows if she’ll have three months, […]

Reality Check – A Reminder of What Really Matters

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”  ~ Stephen R. Covey   I have a beautiful girlfriend who is the ultimate career woman. She has worked for the same corporation for 25 years, starting at the very bottom and working her way up. She is […]

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