7 Truths for the Difficult Times

7 Truths for the Difficult Times

Life was crashing in around us. At the same time my husband was undergoing treatment for cancer, one of our children was struggling with woes, and we were short-staffed at the office desperately looking for a way to get back on level ground. Options seemed nonexistent. Things only seemed to go from bad to worse, leaving me feel like we had hit rock bottom. [more]

No Admittance

No Admittance

In the dark of night, security called to warn that an intruder had entered our premises. I remained calm and fully expecting to hear it was a false alarm. When the phone rang a second time to alert me that police were on their way, the potential for harm and for loss became very real. [more]

What You Believe Matters

What You Believe Matters

Pneumonia, a concussion, cancer, staff changes, financial strain, relationship disappointments, and professional stress, are just a few of the trials we encountered in rapid succession over the course of a year. We seemed to be assaulted by one after another like slipping over Niagra falls in a barrel. We felt naked and unprotected, in a free fall we couldn’t control and didn’t sign up for. [more]

5 Tips to Cope with the Hard Times

5 Tips to Cope with the Hard Times

“I don’t know how you do it. How do you cope with the hard times?” That’s the sentiment I hear fairly frequently in one permutation or another over recent months since trying to juggle managing my private practice with significant staff turnover, caring for my husband since his cancer diagnosis and multiple pulmonary embolisms, and my own health issues, while tending to my family with the challenges of adolescence. [more]

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