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How We Did: Compassion

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

How We Did: Compassion


I had several opportunities to practice compassion this month, and that’s unfortunate because it means I have friends and family members who are suffering.

#1 A dear friend who moved from my home town to California over 20 years ago emailed me that her father had suffered a stroke.  Even though we’ve only […]

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What’s in a Name?

August 16th, 2015|0 Comments

People of different cultures and traditions select names for their children differently. Whether inspiration comes from a relative, role model or reference to pop culture, there is usually a great story behind a name! This week, we talk about our names and how they connect us to our family:


Like most pregnant couples, Jenna’s dad and […]

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Showing Compassion for Others

August 3rd, 2015|1 Comment

What’s the difference between compassion, kindness and empathy? Sometimes we use these words interchangeably. In this week’s post, we explore the meaning of compassion and set our new intentions for the month.


When I asked Jenna whether she wanted to tackle compassion or kindness in our August post, she responded that, since they were essentially the […]

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Listening: How We Did

July 27th, 2015|1 Comment

Improving our listening skills is important to both of us, so we worked really hard this month to make a difference. Read our post to find out how we did.


As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, I am a great listener when it comes to Jenna. We have a similar communication style and […]

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All in the Family

July 20th, 2015|6 Comments

While we usually write about us two, the reality is that we are a blended family of five – Jenna has a stepsister, Sara, and a stepbrother, Alex.  Last week, we had a partial family reunion in Atlanta.  This week we share our learning from the time we spent together and thoughts about family relationships. […]

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