1. Expectations vs. Acceptance

    I recently went on a backpacking trip with my dad and brother. We had talked about the trip for the last six months. The trip was a celebration of my dad’s 60th birthday. We had all the necessary ingredients for a successful trip: maps, fly rods, tobacco pipes and some of Jack’s finest bourbon. Well, the trip did not have the start I had expected. We had to change our route the day of because …Read More

  2. Facing your fears

    We all have fears. We all try and manage them to some degree, and some of us are more able to keep them from interfering with our lives while others of us can feel downright crippled. Fear seems to take on this larger-than-life role that has a sole purpose of stopping or preventing what we are about to do when it doesn’t feel safe. This leaves us with a sense of having limited options in terms o…Read More

  3. INTIMACY: KNOWING AND BEING KNOWN

    We often hear from individuals as well as many couples that the level of INTIMACY in their marriage has dissipated over time. This is obviously troubling to any committed spouse, especially since an overall desire for closeness and connectedness is one of the main reasons we marry in the first place. So in light of the fact that so many couples are yearning for intimacy, yet missing out on that ve…Read More

  4. Challenge : Seek the sun!

    During each season change in Colorado I find myself excited for new weather, new clothes, and new outdoor activities. The outdoors can both provide me with peace and solitude as well as my favorite playground with friends. One of the amazing things about Colorado is the amount of sunshine we get; especially this time of year. I have heard Colorado sees about 300 days of sunshine a year. Sunlight c…Read More

  5. Self Talk – Yes You Can!

    There are so many things on my mind these days, and I find that they range from relationships to self-care, my future to exercise… and nearly everything in between. Honestly, if I am not mindful they can begin to wear on me and load me down. How about you? Has your mind been busy lately as well? It amazes me that we can spend so much unnoticed time and energy just on thinking. And when I thin…Read More