Quiet Please!

I remember one day when our kids were little, my brother visiting and hearing the classical music that was playing in our house, and probably seeing that I was tired and ready for bed at 8:00, said something like, “You need a little more music in your life!” as he vocalized a high-pitched noise to […]


Sometimes we are afraid of being aware. Maybe we will discover what we don’t want to know about ourselves or others. {What if I don’t think I can handle what I might find?} Coming into greater clarity might mean: Seeing your home as it really is; Coming to understand a challenge someone you love is […]

Living Things

What are the important things in your life that require constant nourishment? Your children? Your pets? Houseplants and gardens? What about the intangible things? Those living things that require incredible amounts of energy and focus… Your marriage relationship. Your relationship with your children, your parents, your siblings, your friends. Your health. Your faith. Your vision. […]

Let’s Look Around

What’s going on in your world today? I hope you are well! Do you ever get so focused in on the challenges you are trying to solve that they actually eclipse everything¬†else that is going right? Here are a few questions to add a little perspective. Do you have water to drink? Do you have […]


This month in the 7 Steps to Family Wellness seminar, we are working on turning down the emotional noise in our environment and later we’ll be working on our schedules. That means that we¬†are going room by room through our homes and taking notes about trouble spots. What clutter is filling the corners? What projects […]