Comfy Cozy

I’m​ ​a ​woman​ ​ahead​ of​ ​my​ ​time.​ ​Reading​ ​and ​hearing​ ​​about​ ​“hygge”​ ​(pronounced​ ​​hoo-guh),​ ​the ​Danish ​concept​ of​ contentment​ ​and​ ​well-being​ achieved​ ​by​ ​the​ pursuit​ ​of​ ​comforting​ ​rituals, food ​and ​​clothing,​ ​I ​realized​...

Gratitude in the Dark Spaces

Let us give thanks for our shadows for they are there in the first place because of the presence of light. — Kamand Kojouri   Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on the bounty of our lives, the gifts of friendships, health, opportunity. We are not as...

It’s Not About Them

We encourage our kids to focus on their effort more than the outcome when it comes to their grades, athletic competitions, learning a new skill. But when it comes to our own parenting, we often equate our “success” with how closely our children’s behavior matches our...

Secret Shame: Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

Since the FBI redefined its definitions of sexual assault nearly 10 year ago, the data on male victims of sexual assault has exploded, with some researchers suggesting men are victims of sexual crimes nearly as often as women. Taking into account childhood sexual...

Holding Out Hope

“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that is our real disaster.” — His Holiness, the Dalai Lama The shocking violence of the most...