AIMLESS   -   Amy’s meandering thoughts about life, love and balance

How to Talk to Kids About Mass Shootings and Other Tragedies

Posted On November 6, 2017

This article is not the one that people are excited to open. It’s not a list of 10 fun activities to do with kids or of the top five bakeries in town. But, unfortunately, it is something that we all must read and discuss right now. We must talk about what is going on in […]

Off to College: A Mother Watches Her Child Fly

Posted On August 24, 2017

“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, that children understand; their stories and all their accomplishments sit atop  the stories of their […]

Holding On and Letting Go

Posted On July 10, 2017

This summer has been flying by, as the anticipated season always seems to do. I’ve been working most days and writing most nights, and I’ve made very little time for yoga.

A Letter to My Son Upon High School Graduation

Posted On June 4, 2017

I cry at graduations. I always have. Even if I’m watching a graduation on TV and have no ties to any of the students, the tears still flow. There’s something about the music … the smiles

A Woman Who Defines Beauty With Strength and Courage

Posted On April 9, 2017

Lately, I’ve been feeling increasingly proud to be a woman. I have a couple of close friends who are in the midst of epic battles, and I stand by their sides with support and admiration. One of these women just asked me if I think people pity her. Pity is a word that never even […]

Pay Attention – That Stranger Could Change Your Course

Posted On March 4, 2017

As I was setting off on a hike with my sister this morning, she stopped to say hi to someone. Instinctually, I stood off to the side, hesitant to engage, because I had our scheduled hike on my mind. But, today, I was paying attention even though I was eager to stick to our plan. […]

A Time to Write

Posted On November 25, 2016

I’ve been writing since I was a child. Whenever I was trying to figure something out or trying to explain the unexplainable, I would write. The first poem I ever wrote was about the meaning of life. At the age of 12, I wrote that “we are all like seashells on the beach, waiting for […]

Irritate Me Some More!

Posted On March 28, 2016

We all have those trivial triggers in our day-to-day lives — those petty little things that irritate us. For some, it may be their kids leaving clothes all over their floors. For others, it may be guests wearing shoes throughout their homes. For you, it may be when people are talking loudly on their cellphones […]

The Age of Distraction

Posted On December 22, 2015

Last night, I got into bed and began watching the season finale of one of my favorite new shows. I had my cell phone to my right, a dog lay in my lap, and I was ready to escape for an hour of fun television. At one point, I found myself playing a word game […]

Friendship, Fear and the Fight

Posted On October 26, 2015

We have our childhood friends, our college friends, our neighborhood friends, and then we have those friends who just come into our lives when we aren’t even looking. When I met Sue at our kids’ preschool, she was in four-inch wedges and I was in my old-school kicks. We were an unlikely pair, but our […]

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