Archive for August, 2013

What Do We Do With the Pain?

Posted by Sooz on Monday, August 26, 2013 | 4 Comments

I happen to enjoy foreign and independent films. They tend to be more thought provoking and have more depth than Hollywood blockbusters. The thing is, they also tend to focus on the hardships of life and they are known for leaving things open, hanging, unfinished.  Mark and I watched a German film last night – not [...]

An Osprey and the Small-Minded Life – from an expert

Posted by Sooz on Monday, August 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

This week my husband, Mark, shares some reflections from his own life. He talks about his tendency to narrate life with cynicism or negativity. See if you recognize some of these thoughts… An Osprey nest sits nearly 100 feet in the air on top of a stadium-style light pole.  We’ve named the baby Osprey “Dr. Oz.”  Big birds, huge [...]

Hide and Seek

Posted by Sooz on Monday, August 12, 2013 | 6 Comments

  I have been reading a book this week, Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. It is the personal story of a woman who decided to hide no longer. At the age of eight, Glennon developed bulimia. As she grew older she added alcohol and drugs to her list of coping mechanisms. This life [...]

The Birthday Stocking

Posted by Sooz on Monday, August 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

I just had the best birthday ever! This year I turned 50 and my greatest hope was that I would spend this special day in Maine – not on vacation, but as a resident. No small wish, but here we are, perched in our little nest in mid-coast Maine! It is such a joy to me to be [...]