The Roadside Apple Tree

The roadside apple tree stands out of place in a flat foreverness of roads that stretch between farm fields like a horizontal root system. She's small and overgrown. The shape of an apple tree, but not quite. Her fruit is familiar and different. It looks and tastes like apples, but not quite. She cultivates the … Continue reading The Roadside Apple Tree

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12 Hugs a Day

"We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth." ~Virginia Satir, family therapist   I like to walk up to my husband and kids and hug them for no reason. But there really is no such thing as a hug … Continue reading 12 Hugs a Day

Your Passion is Waiting for Your Courage to Catch Up

Children are the most courageous of all humans, whether their parents or other adults appreciate this virtue or not. They're full fire and fortitude, especially when it comes to getting what they want. For children, it's not a matter of if their desires of their heart are fulfilled, but when. Children know how to get … Continue reading Your Passion is Waiting for Your Courage to Catch Up