How to Show Respect to a Friend in Need

A Guest Post & Giveaway by Sarah Beckman

During the five years my best friend Kelley battled cancer, we had an unspoken agreement to walk on Wednesdays.  On the track or treadmill, in the neighborhood or around the lake, at the hospital or at the gym, if it was Wednesday, we walked. In the same years Kelley endured extensive cancer treatments I underwent […]

Who Will Fill Your Empty?

Four days filled me up to overflowing. I thought I would burst from the happiness of it. We do this once a year, these friends of mine and I. We find a place to gather, block off time (which is often far more difficult than it should be), buy plane tickets, secure babysitters, and fly from […]

No More iPhone

I lost a few pounds four weeks ago. Yep, after nearly three years with two cell phones, I downsized to one. Bye-bye iPhone. At first I felt naked. My back pocket was missing it’s close companion. It was so … so … empty. Like sweet friends who moved away, I missed my apps. After all, […]

$40 and Everyone Wins

Hanging out with students is better than coffee. And chocolate. And YES, I know exactly what I’m saying. Teenagers get a bad rap. Sometimes for good reason, but other times for no reason at all. I happen to be both impressed and inspired by some of the students in my life. And their passion and […]