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  • How Do You Achieve Balance in Your Life?

    Work-life balance? It seems ironic that we called it “work-life” balance because many people who engage in this struggle consider their work to be their life.  Do you remember the heyday of the Blogosphere when we had..


  • How Do We Build Community?

    The Answer, in a Few Words… We build community by communicating. In Bowling Alone, Robert D. Putnam says “Communication is a fundamental prerequisite for social and emotional connections.”  “Social and emotional connections” is a succinct definition of..



  • Community: It’s Time

    Community We hear the word “community” a lot today.  Yet we use the word so liberally, applying it to any group at all, that it has become nearly meaningless.  This does a disservice to the true meaning..


  • Parenting in a Nutshell

    This is simple but it’s not easy. Still; it’s well worth the work if your guiding principle as a parent is that your children are loved, valued, empowered problem-solvers in an anything-but-easy adult world.



  • An Ending – and a Beginning

    A Master’s degree (at sixty!) Yep – I made it through LOL. Come by the LFI porch so you can see what I’m doing with this degree! Maybe there is some collaboration for us in the future!


  • Sink or Swim?

    This simple decision is life-changing. I’m so grateful that this information came to me when I needed it most.