Sobering Stats

Statistics for teen females in the U.S.: Adolescent girls are twice as likely as boys to develop depression (Mayo Clinic Foundation, 2006) 1 in 3 high school girls thinks about suicide at least once in a 2 week period (Best Friends Foundation,...

Here’s to Husbands

My husband Jeff has been doing job training6 states awaythe lastcouple weeks. I’ve been hit, just today actually, with the sharp realization of how important the masculine/feminine balance is in the home. My kids miss their dad like crazy....

Missing Shawna

On April 29th, 2005 five years ago today the South Salt Lake Police Department called to inform our family that my sister Shawna’s body had been found in a hotel room – due to an intentional drug overdose. As a family, we sobbed...

Welcome to Earth

Today I learned of the birth of my little “niece”, Brianna Kathleen. I have the niece in quotes because technically she’s not my niece. At least not by traditional familial standards. In my heart, though, she most definitely...

The Two Who Are Missing

I’m about to share something really personal, even Sacred to me. I wouldn’t normally post such things, but I’m feeling the, “It’s okay, others might need to hear this” prompt from the Spirit. I am 41 years...

By Her Own Hand

Oh, how my heart aches today for my friend whose 17-year-old daughter just took her own life. Jessica was (is) a beautiful girl with so much love inside, so much kindness and empathy. An empathy born of her own struggles with despair and hopelessness....

Loss

One of the layers of meaning to Sacred Stations involves discerning and honoring the Sacred within your current life Station…even amidst soul-wrenching emotional devastation. Sacred Routines, Spiritual Surrender, Self Nurturing…...