COOKIES WOULD MAKE ME FEEL BETTER

“Cookies would make me feel better.” That was the calculated reply of my three-year-old son to his grandparents as they were leaving the hospital.  His baby brother entered the world that morning, and after meeting his 7 lb 8 oz sibling for the obligatory photo op, Corey was heading home to spend the night withContinue reading “COOKIES WOULD MAKE ME FEEL BETTER”

I THINK YOU LIED A LITTLE BIT

“I think you lied a little bit in your last post – the one on “8 Essential Steps to Creating a Sense of Belonging at Your Table”.  Kara looked up at me from her seated position in the bleachers and smiled as I was getting myself settled in the space next to her, “Your houseContinue reading “I THINK YOU LIED A LITTLE BIT”

CREATING SAFE SPACE TO ASK IGNORANT QUESTIONS

“Can I ask you all of my ignorant questions?” This question has opened up some of my favorite conversations with co-workers at Sonata Hospice in San Diego where I work as a Bereavement Coordinator. I have lived in the same house for 17 years.  I have attended the same church that is ten minutes fromContinue reading “CREATING SAFE SPACE TO ASK IGNORANT QUESTIONS”

WHEN PASSION FOR COOKING SURPASSES ABILITY

“On the first morning, when one of the chefs asked me why I took the class, I told him that my enthusiasm for cooking had outpaced my technical skills.” – Shauna Niequist, Bread & Wine: a love letter to life around the table. I have felt this same dilemma.  My passion for cooking far surpassing myContinue reading “WHEN PASSION FOR COOKING SURPASSES ABILITY”