Time Affluence

by Kim Childs, CPPC

Recently, I returned early from a weekend trip to Cape Cod because my traveling companion had a Sunday appointment. While I typically stay on the Cape as long as possible and come home to jump right into the work week, this time I had a whole afternoon and evening to use as I pleased. I took a long, therapeutic bath while ...
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Trusting Grief

by Kim Childs, CPPC

I cringe to admit this, but I used to wonder, “Why don’t they just get over it?” when I’d see someone grieving for longer than I thought was warranted. While my compassion was generous, it had an expiration date. That was before an incredible four-year period of loss that included my marriage, three dear uncles, a ...
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Trees: A Love Story

by Kim Childs, CPPC

One morning as this year’s interminable winter gave way to spring, I took myself out for a walk. Strolling though my favorite park, I was arrested by the sight of a shining silver birch that was beginning to sprout some green. An exuberant “Hi!” escaped my lips and I looked around, wondering if anyone had heard me tal...
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