10 Insights on Invisible and Mysterious Illnesses

Just look around.  Chronic illness is rampant.  It’s so sad.  We’re managing illness rather than preventing it.  Autoimmunity is on the rise.  We might be living longer, but not exactly better. In the midst of all of this, there’s a subset of illnesses that I call “invisible and mysterious” that is surprisingly everywhere, too. By this, I’m referring … More 10 Insights on Invisible and Mysterious Illnesses

A Glimpse of My Stress Free Life ~ Not

So I am driving to my parents’ house this afternoon.  My three kids, ages ten down to four, are making one big raucous in the backseat. There’s crying. There’s irritation.  We are basically a zoo on four wheels (and it’s smelling only marginally better in here, too).  There’s a four-year-old screaming at the top of her lungs, “They won’t … More A Glimpse of My Stress Free Life ~ Not

Why We Were Never Meant to be Stars

Like many of you, I  was deeply saddened to hear about Robin Williams. The other day, I spent some time reading some heartfelt sentiments, tweets, and Facebook posts remembering and mourning this iconic actor.  He was definitely the master of many personas — somehow so convincing, relatable even in his absurdity. He was really a brilliant man.  He entertained us greatly.  We liked him.  … More Why We Were Never Meant to be Stars

Why Every City Kid Should Spend a Week in the Country

I never thought I would miss having chickens hang out around my feet. But I believe the Hawaiian countryside has grown on me. And even on my city slickin’ kids. Yes, it’ll be good to have some relief from these horrific mosquito bites, but I’m sad to go. Actually, when we first walked into this beach … More Why Every City Kid Should Spend a Week in the Country