Category Archives: love

Below the Surface & Between the Lines

On the surface of the ocean, waves crest and swell, dip down and repeat. It’s a constant action, a huge movement, and if you get caught up in it, you risk being swept out to sea, unable to paddle back … Continue reading »

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Kayaking Independent River

The point of the boat peels through the water. I skim the surface, my paddle sprinkling me with river water, then lake water, and I can’t help but get wet because I am so close to the surface. The water … Continue reading »

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The Fault In Our Stars: Movie Date with My Boy

One of the great things about my kids growing up is the depth we have now in our conversations. Last night, eyes rimmed with tears after seeing The Fault in Our Stars with Asher, we deconstructed the movie on the car ride home. … Continue reading »

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My Last Game Coaching Soccer

for Shaya I started coaching soccer when you were a round-cheeked boy with tiny curls at the sides of your face and the smile of angels. I didn’t do it for the sport itself (though I eventually came to love … Continue reading »

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This Married Life

Today we took to forest trails winding up through Acadia National Park, under tall evergreens and winding birch, the floor beneath our feet carpeted in fragrant pine. Every hike, I muse on whether the ascent is harder or the descent. … Continue reading »

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Happy 3rd Anniversary to My Love

Three years ago today, I married my meant-to-be. All my life, I was looking for love. So much so that it was to the detriment of opportunities in my 20s and dreams in my teens. I wanted “the guy,” the … Continue reading »

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This is Why I Love Our School

Last night, a little girl got up on a big stage, settled into the spotlight and prepared to sing. The gym at Norup International School was packed with parents and students on folding chairs and something like 30 acts of … Continue reading »

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Ballroom Dance Competition – Me?

I’m not sure how it happened.  Dan and I started ballroom dance lessons because my client, Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bloomfield Hills, wanted me to have the experience of their students to really be able to help promote the … Continue reading »

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Everything Comes Down to Connection

The sun was setting in Michigan, so it had long since set in Connecticut, where my children spent this weekend with their father’s family. My iPhone pinged with a text from my daughter. I knew I’d hear from her as … Continue reading »

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From the Heart

When sharing in life is the mission of an organization, every project and task must come from the heart. When the goal is to make sure that all constituents feel valued and able to contribute to the community, regardless of their … Continue reading »

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