Gratitude for Suffering

  As our clocks fall back and the calendar flips to November, I am reminded that this is a season of gratitude. While we shouldn’t need a holiday to remind us of everything that we [...]

Patience & Avocados

A little over a decade ago, I planted an avocado tree in my garden from a tiny pit.  And then I waited. And waited. I mulched. I cleared the soil. I cut back the leaves and gave it room. I kept [...]

Authentic Self

It’s official. We have reached the final wind-down of summer. The sun is setting earlier and it is almost dark out as I finish teaching my evening classes now. For many of us, the fall is a [...]

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