For the Helpers

changing lives changing families changing futures   to the helpers who cannot serve Dear Helpers, I know this is hard. I know you are hurting, wanting to help but being told to stay inside, stay away, stay still. However, being still is not what you know. What you know is speaking out, creating action, being on the front lines, and …

Giving Some Grace

changing lives changing families changing futures   dO-OVERS & APOLOGIZING There’s a lot of uncertainty right now. This can leave tensions high and we may find ourselves saying and doing things we regret. We’ve all been there. Our kids have been running around all day and we’re at our wits’ end. We become impatient. We yell. We scream. And everyone …

Date Night

Some of us are quarantined with our partners right now. And whether it’s a new relationship or one that has lasted decades, today’s stress has the potential to put a strain on those relationships. But we can intentionally use this time to strengthen our connections and get to know each other better. Even though we can’t go out right now, …

Control

Right now we are hearing about all the things we can’t do: go out to eat, shop, gather in groups, go to church, touch our faces, and go to work (some of us). While all these things are needed for a healthier society, focusing on the negative can get us down. It seems we can’t do anything anymore, which can …

Working from Home

Working in an office and at home are very different experiences. In the office, we are surrounded by co-workers, the tools, technology, and materials we need, and a space that is dedicated to our work. However, at home, we are surrounded by distractions with children, significant others, our bed, the television, that DIY project we wanted to finish, and so …