Out of my control

Working with kids in the court system, I'll sometimes share with them the concept someone came up with that there are 3 ways that most (all?) of life can be categorized: 1) things they can control, 2) things they can't control, and 3) things they can influence. Turns out, that doesn't just apply to teenagers…

What was your childhood like?

It's a spin on the old question: If you could go back and meet someone famous, who would it be? My version is this: If you could go back and meet that person as a child, what would they be like? You see, it's one thing to experience someone as an adult, where they are…

Meeting others in our mess

Every one has messy stuff in our lives. Some of us show it pretty clearly; it becomes obvious in less than 5 minutes. For others of us, it takes time. The surface may look good, but real time spent in our lives and in our homes will show -- we don't have it all together.…