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It’s that time again…

It's that time again... by Keri Kettle

I was listening to a news story about the families in Northern California who have lost their homes and businesses in the wildfires.  The microphone found one man, described as someone who escaped with nothing but his family and what they had thrown in to their car before evacuating. He was asked how it feels […]

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Forgetting the Kardashians…

Forgetting the Kardashians... by Keri Kettle

In the car on the way home from the airport, my teenage daughter is hungrily catching up on the internet after having limited access during our vacation.  She says, “Mom, did you hear who Caitlyn Jenner is hanging out with now?”  I am groggy, sleep-deprived and craving the comforts of my own bed.  I answer, […]

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Will you do me a favor?

Will you do me a favor? by Keri Kettle

Will you please say yes to dessert? Will you accept the compliment? Will you go ahead and take a deep sniff of the fresh laundry, even if you were supposed to be out the door and in the car already? Will you take five damn minutes to sit outside and breathe? I may rant over […]

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What happens when I slow down…

What happens when I slow down... by Keri Kettle

Photo credit:  Stacy de la Rosa I was in line at the grocery store, sick as a dog, buying soup and feeling miserable.  As I was reading the headlines on the magazine rack, I noticed the line wasn’t moving and there had only been one person in front of me to begin with. I had […]

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Making hard choices while things are falling apart…

Making hard choices while things are falling  apart... by Keri Kettle

Sometimes the future doesn’t look bright.  Sometimes you find yourself trying to keep your eyes on the horizon and all you can see is a brick wall.  Sometimes there is no one who can tell you what the “right” thing to do is. One of the hardest things I do as a divorce mediator, is […]

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