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So I have this thing with expectations…  This unhealthy thing that keeps me frustrated and disappointed.  It keeps me backed up in relationships, it keeps my heart on the wrong thing, it keeps my focus distorted and blurry. How much of my life, my marriage, my friendships do I live in expectation?? And lest you think I am a hypocrite, please don’t think that for one minute I escape the scrutiny of my own expectations of myself.  This standard permeates… Read more »

Sacro Desco

Sacro Desco is an Italian term for “sacred table.” It represents a commitment many Italians have to share at least one meal all together as a family every day. According to Parade magazine, teens who have regular meals with their parents have better grades and are less likely to be depressed. Several university studies show that preteens whose parents tell family stories at dinner have higher self-esteem and better peer relationships and are less likely to smoke, drink and hang out with sexually active friends.  A… Read more »