When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. – Henri Nouwen Living well is often based […]

Friendships through Life

Today is the birthday of one of my childhood besties.  I haven’t talked to her in years, but once in a while I think about our friendship and what value it brought to my life. I can still remember the many sleepovers, scary movies, dance routines, snow tunnels, and bike riding, walking to school, becoming […]

Friend Picking

While reading my Facebook newsfeed this morning, I came across a title to a story that said, “Life is too short for crappy friends.”  BAHAHAHA!!  Completely made me laugh out loud!!! Basically, the article was about how to teach our children to let go of those who are bad for us and to develop the […]

Quality Shoes…uh, Living!

I love shoes.  I love ALL kinds of shoes.  They can be strappy, sexy, open-toed, suede, leather, cheap, expensive, platform, flat, tennis shoes, boots, sandals, slip on, lace up or buckled…it makes no difference to me. Typically, I buy brown or black shoes, but I would take just about any color in the rainbow.  In […]

The RA-RA Session

Everyone needs a cheerleader.  Some days more than others! Tuesday was my day to hang with one of my besties by the pool and review the events that have been transpiring this summer so far. As I divulged the good, bad and ugly, she listened, encouraged, and beat me over the head with a big […]

Best Friends

Today is my best friend’s birthday! WOOHOO! Don’t worry Wendi, I’m not telling anyone your age because I’m right behind you!!!  Hee, hee!!! Wendi and I have been BFF’s since we were three years old and met while attending preschool in a suburb of Chicago. Our friendship grew through elementary school and was solidified in […]


Lately, I’ve been inundated with the good, great and uglies of friendship.  I hadn’t given the subject much thought until I started to recognize the importance of this relationship that I’ve long taken for granted. For example, a friend of mine went on a cruise with friends she’s had since grade school – GOOD!  Then […]