Masculinity stereotypes are not something you’re born with, it’s something you learn

The APA (American Psychological Association) recently did something quite historic in my opinion.  After more than 40 years of research and 127 years in existence, they’re issuing a warning against “masculinity ideology” – the misguided stereotypes parents instill on young boys during development. Entitled Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men, it’s the first Read More

Gift me a tree

Gift me a tree and inspire hope for the future

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb The gift-giving season is finally over to the surprise (and delight) of many. The stress of trying to find something people probably don’t need is finally over. I’ll make it easy – next year, gift Read More


Caregiver angels exist at Christmas and all year long

“Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” – Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love Over the last few days, I’ve been trying to craft a holiday-themed blog post with little success. Regardless of what I came up with, nothing seemed meaningful or poignant enough for Read More