Manipulation or Management

I was talking to an acquaintance about issues raising children, like getting them on the bus.  She was having trouble with her son, and she had implemented some new rules.  She said she wasn't sure if she was manipulating or managing him, and I was struck by this idea. Manipulation, in our society, has a … Continue reading Manipulation or Management

Journey vs. Trek

I've hated the word "journey" ever since I was diagnosed with cancer.  When first diagnosed, you enter a surreal world in which you are purported to be many things you are not:  a hero, a fighter, a warrior, an inspiration, and on a journey.   It's crazy, because it happens in no other medical condition; … Continue reading Journey vs. Trek