Family gatherings can be times of wonderful reunions full of laughter, reminiscences, and the making of new memories. Unfortunately, for some people, family gatherings can also be times of anxiety, grief, and renewed family conflict. The last two years have been challenging for many families with emotional and politically charged topics dominating our lives and
If you could only rewrite your past, what would you do to minimize the experiences that still haunt you today? How would you use your hindsight to craft a history with less pain and sorrow? While rewriting our past is impossible, most of us can move on from painful memories over time. We have adapted
There is something about going on a picnic that defines the essence of summer. Growing up we picnicked a lot at the picnic table at the back of the yard under a big cherry tree. We picnicked except when the cherries ripened, and the birds feasted on the tiny, sweet cherries producing an awful mess.
Choosing the perfect gift for a loved one is one of the great challenges of the holiday season. And, with the holidays fast approaching, time is of the essence. Without fail, I have found that family and friends near and far cherish most the gifts that remind them of happy times in their lives and
My mother was a phenomenal woman with a larger than life personality and a generous spirit. She was a successful comedienne in the early days of Las Vegas, an accomplished entrepreneur, and a patron of the community. She was also my greatest supporter, my best friend, and my closest confidante. Unfortunately, she died when I