What are tears?

Tears are produced by tear glands, which are small glands inside your upper eyelid. Tears keep the surface of your eyeball clean and moist, and help protect your eye from damage.

When you blink, your eyelids spread the tears over the surface of the eye. Sometimes tears flow over your lower eyelid, but mostly the tears flow down a tiny tube at the edge of your lower eyelid, next to your nose – if you look very carefully you can see a tiny dot that is the beginning of this tube. This tube carries the tears to the back […]

You Can’t Force Maturity

It is perpetually difficult to be patient with the level of maturity (or lack of maturity) of the people who are in our lives:  spouses, friends, children/adult children, church family, bosses, co-workers, etc.  As a relationship coach and a licensed professional counselor (LA & TX), I hear people complain about how someone in their life, “just doesn’t get it.”

  • When will my adult child ever grow up?
  • I wish my husband would care more about ________.
  • My boyfriend always loses his temper over the silliest stuff!!!
  • My wife is such a complainer.  I wish she would just grow up!
  • There are countless other examples …

In […]

No Kid Leaves Home “Done”

I’m in the middle of a developmental stage. Some of you would never think that at 55+ I’d be navigating through a developmental stage. This is a term used for babies and kids in Pre-K through 8th grade, isn’t it?

No, the truth is all of us navigate through a variety of stages throughout our lifetimes. My current one falls under the heading, “Role of Parent Quickly Changes as Son Launches.” You see, my older son recently graduated from LSU and he moved on to pursue his career and fulfill a life-long dream. On one hand, as a parent I am […]

By | October 17th, 2013|Categories: Change/Motivation, Marriage and Family, Parenting|0 Comments

Burned Biscuits (reprint from an email)

Burned Biscuits

When I was a kid, my Mom like to make breakfast food for dinner every now than then.  I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work.

On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage, and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad.  I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed.

Yet, all my dad did was reached for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school.  I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I […]

By | May 14th, 2013|Categories: Healthy Living, Marriage Coaching, Parenting, Relationship Coaching|0 Comments
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