Holding Hope

Holding Hope

“What do you do?” is a question I never like to hear, and never know how to answer. When I try to answer it I usually get the same responses. The first response is a surprised “oh…” followed by the silence and contemplation that I can either read minds (I can’t) or that I am quietly psychoanalyzing them (I’m not). 

The Three Things Of Self Care That Everyone Should Have In Their Life.

The Three Things Of Self Care That Everyone Should Have In Their Life.

with the beautiful Seattle summer behind us and cold wet Seattle gray upon us, self-care is more important than ever during the time when seasonal depression starts to kick in. So whether you're battling seasonal depression or just neglecting your own needs, here are three things you can do to implement self-care into your life to make sure you are taking care of yourself.  

How The Golden Age of Marriage Hurt Equality and Families Financial Success.

How The Golden Age of Marriage Hurt Equality and Families Financial Success.

Some believe an ideal marriage is where the husband provides and the wife takes care of the kids and the home. They might believe this is the way marriage is designed to be, and that it is the way it has always been; except it's not, and it has never been.

Book Recommendation: Marriage, A History

Marriage, A History. By Stephanie Coontz is an extensive look at the history of marriage and how it has evolved over the course of human history. That might not sound exciting to you, but it should be. The book is incredible and shows how marriage has gone from a logical and emotionless decision to one solely based on love and emotion. You will be entertained and enlightened and honestly you should have already bought this book yesterday. Full disclosure if you click the link and buy the book or anything else I make money. Like, making it rain pennies, and maybe even a few nickels kind of money.

Why Love Is Ruining Marriage

Why Love Is Ruining Marriage

Like any sitcom or romantic comedy will tell you, love complicates things. History will tell you that love and these complications are the reason for the increase in divorce, but it wasn’t always like this. In fact for the majority of human history love didn’t complicate marriage because it wasn’t a major factor for getting married in the first place.