F YMonth: June 25, 2021

Dads and Discipline

ByDr. Darlene Treese “For the very true beginning of wisdom is discipline; and the core of discipline is love.” -Solomon One of the most common beliefs in our society is that it is necessary and desirable fordads to use their authority to control, direct and train their children. Dads are sometimesdesignated as the disciplinarian (“Wait […]

The Faces of Fatherhood

ByDr. Darlene Treese “To become a father is not hard; to be a father is, however.” Wilhelm Busch In our ever-changing society, the traditional “dad” role has basically disappeared. We have single dads, divorced dads, step-dads, stay-at-home dads, widowed dads, distance dads, blended families…. with parenting roles and obligations muddled. So in this mix of […]


“We must be steadfast in our love for ourselves, both when we soar and when we stumble.” -Rolf Gates in Meditations from the Mat Making mistakes is a fact of life. It is how I respond to my mistakes that makes all the difference.  Once I can fully accept the idea that I am doing the […]


A few days ago I had one of those “lightbulb” moments.  I was in the bathtub listening to Sam Harris’s soothing voice (the neuroscientist, not the musician)on the Waking Up meditation app and I heard him tell me to meditate on my thoughts as they appeared. This meditation instruction caused my mind to instantly say […]