Your Tears Will Teach You

Your Tears Will Teach You

A friend recently told me about a new show called The Good Doctor. It’s about a resident at a hospital who has autism and how he functions with his community. At one point the autistic young man is asked to defend why he wants to become a doctor. Without spoiling it...
A Hard Week

A Hard Week

Last week we were made painfully aware of the suffering of two individuals who, tragically, took their own lives, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. I am not going to pretend to wax eloquent about this. I am simply saddened by the apparent hopelessness and...
Podcast: Pain & Loss as Unexpected Grace

Podcast: Pain & Loss as Unexpected Grace

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher In this episode, we are talking about pain and loss. It is an inevitable part of all of our lives. We want to try to give some perspective on pain and how it can actually be viewed as a grace. If you are in the middle of deep pain right...
Being Present Amidst Pain

Being Present Amidst Pain

Pain. I thought I knew what that word meant. I had delivered three sons via caesarean. When my third son was born, I had a terrible cold, including a cough. Coughing uncontrollably after being cut open just below your belly is right up there on any scale of pain. But...