Harnessing the Power of Awe

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. They to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, are as good as dead: their eyes are closed.”  ~ Albert Einstein Do you feel that time is rushing by and you […]

My Child Is Afraid of the Dark–Is That Normal?

“Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.”  –Francis Bacon Young and old, child or adult, fear is one of our companions in life, and we should be glad that it is. Our brains are hard-wired to […]

10 Tips to Get Your Kids to Read

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”   -Dr. Seuss in I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! School’s out and summer is upon us. Parents everywhere are trying to figure out what to do with their kids. One universal problem, documented […]

6 Tips to Keep You From Falling Out of Love

“To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.”   -Ogden Nash Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who was kept in a lonely castle imprisoned by a wicked witch. One day, her knight in shining armor (her one true love, […]

5 Destructive Myths About Love and Marriage

“People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws?”  -Elizabeth Gilbert Myth #1: If we have fallen out of love, it […]

Relationships Need Breathing Space

“The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an […]