Madiha was my step-mother-in-law—my husband’s father’s wife. My husband’s mother passed when he was 16, his sisters, much younger, needed care. Needed a mother. Madiha became my father-in-law’s second wife. Madiha passed […]
From her career as an improvisational Disney entertainer, Alice developed best practices for your organization to find and tell your best stories. Her keynotes and online workshops are fun, interactive, and give your team the tools they need to tell your brand stories. A publicist for touring Broadway shows, an actor and a published author, she hosts the StoryMaven Podcast. Find her at alicefairfax.com
I am buying graduation decorations and stringing them up. A big “Congratulations” banner will hang across the window on the back porch. The new outdoor lights dipping down from the upstairs balcony […]
It seemed a fair question to ask myself, since that’s exactly what I was doing. I don’t have a clear answer, possibly due to the drink. Lamott is famous for writing […]
What Prince Harry and I have in common or how I got promoted to CIO of my home.
The image of an Optimist Dinghy came quickly to my mind. The last few blocks of my morning walk are usually a transition from daydreaming to the day’s to-do list. Not this […]
Are you among the many new fans of Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman? She is an exquisite talent and storyteller. She is obviously gifted. While her talent may have been born, it was […]
I should schedule days where I am a little girl and days of adulting.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
-St. Teresa of Avila
What isn’t ever an illusion is love. Love is what we can count on. Love is what heals fear. Love is what calms anxious hearts and bodies and minds. Love is a gift each of us has to offer our fellow human beings -Maria Shriver
Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.