Coffee Break

  Five years ago, my youngest daughter spent a year teaching in southern China. My husband Steve and I went to visit her, and we all took a side trip to Vietnam. While there, we went on a tour through “Hanoi Hilton”–the prison where John McCain...

Coffee Break: Peace of Mind

  After hearing this week’s news about the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I turned to this talk by Melissa D’Arabian. You might remember her as the winner of a season on the Next Food Network Star. While Melissa was in college, her...

Coffee Break

There’s a new author in Dodge! Her name is Maria Furlough, a mom of five (5!), who wrote Breaking the Fear Cycle: How to Find Peace for Your Anxious Heart. (The title alone had me.) It’s a wonderful read, filled with thoughtful moments from Maria’s...

Coffee Break

Yesterday, I sent out a newsletter to let my readers know that my mom passed away, very unexpectedly, last weekend. She took a nap on Saturday afternoon and never woke up–a sweet and gentle passing. The last phone conversation we’d had ended with an...

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