Author: Sandra Stanford

Stop Eating Your Heart Out

September 1, 2015
For many of us, there is not enough food on the planet to fill the gaping hole within our souls. I know. I tried.” Meryl Beck It’s tough isn’t it,...

There is Something about Gratitude

June 23, 2015
Elementary school was out for summer and my two kids and I were excited! We had plans to see free movies, read books, have friends over and swim. Well, they...

Feeling Love

March 3, 2015
It is one thing to know you are loved and another to deeply feel the love that is poured on you. I felt that love this past weekend. The story...

Reflections

January 5, 2015
It is an exciting time in the Stanford household! A wedding is taking place at the end of January. The months of preparation, planning, anticipation, and pre-marital counseling will come...

Dealing with Disappointment

November 11, 2014
  I hate feeling disappointed but bad news arrived this past week and I felt very blue. There is a verse that says “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but...

The Gifts of Imperfection

September 30, 2014
One of the women’s groups I offer is based on Brene Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection. The material addresses the struggle people experience concerning guilt and shame. Guilt is...

Encouragement: A Vital Ingredient for Relationships

August 19, 2014
“Mom, I just can’t do it.” My daughter Anna Beth was struggling to finish her Algebra homework. Math wanted to be her nemesis but David and I were determined to...

The Art of Apology

July 8, 2014
In working with couples one complaint I often hear from the husband is: “My wife keeps bringing up the same issues when we’re arguing. It’s as if she can’t forgive...

A Tribute to Our Troops

May 27, 2014
I woke up this morning with a smile! After sleeping in, exercising, cleaning the house and planning a date with my wonderful husband, David, I began to really count my...

What Matters Most

March 3, 2014
“What do you want to do to celebrate your birthday?” my friends asked. That question makes  me smile all over. It’s amazing when friends and family decide to take time...
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