“Pass the Carbs, Please.”

Oh, the Holidays. They can mean so many different things to so many different people.  It can be about the warmth and comfort of being with family. It can be about making your own traditions with your own unconventional, modern family. It can be about just getting through it with a carefully planned, tactical playbook,   [read more]

What’s really important…

Last weekend I got a scare. Luckily it wasn’t a bad one but it did make me “adjust my perspective” about what is really important in my life. I was home watching our littlest and watering the house plants when my partner called me. We usually text each other and she’d already texted saying she   [read more]

Freedom from Narcissism

Narcissism if often part of family life. Last year my older brother Ted and I had a major falling-out.  It brought to mind a moment when as a parish priest I was hearing the confession of a parishioner who felt guilty around his alcoholic sister.  Jim spoke of his frustration that she was so anti-social and   [read more]

It All Comes Back to Balance

There is no doubt that we live in a society now that demands…well…basically …everything: a thriving career, a fulfilling social life, strong family ties, happy relationships, good health, solid finances, passions, creativity and physical activity- just to name a few things. But how on earth are we supposed to maintain those things with only 24   [read more]

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