Ever Changing Valentine’s Day Rituals

Ever Changing Valentine’s Day Rituals

Valentine’s Day has changed significantly since its origins in early ancient Roman fertility rituals. Here’s a look at the transition to its modern day celebration, how it grows to reflect our ever changing culture, and a thought or two on directions for its future.

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Her Quivering Lips...

Her Quivering Lips...

I don’t wish a food allergy on anyone! But since my baby girl is stuck with multiple food allergies, I find it helpful to recognize how her challenging journey has also contributed in some way to her beautiful and strong character - her resilience, her perspective, her ability to walk her own walk despite what the crowd is doing , her compassion for others, and most pragmatically, her resultant vigilance about what she eats. "Her Quivering Lips" describes how even her experiences of exclusion and anxiety - the kind known to allergy sufferers everywhere - have also seeded growth, resilience, kindness, compassion and vigilance.

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