Introducing The Annunciation Blog
By Bridget Brennan
Let me begin by introducing myself and providing a little background. I am a big picture person so I will be sharing and announcing the wonder and delight of relationships from a vast panorama.
I am a professional relationship guru who is pulled like a magnet to a diverse range of relationships. We will not be limiting our reflections to only one dimension of relationships.
Whether it is two preschoolers making mud-pies together or two senior citizens trying to read the small print on a recipe, we will explore and discover the energy and sacredness of individuals coming together.
Relationships are what make the world go ’round. My passion is healthy relationships. As a relationship educator I teach and coach individuals, couples and groups on what makes relationships healthy. We are all aware of unhealthy relationships: the bickering siblings; the sniping co-workers; the spouses arguing; the student bully. We tend to take the healthy relationships for granted. We hit cruise control and forget some of the dynamics of healthy relationships.
I will be your “healthy relationship skills” reminder blogger.
In The Annunciation Blog we hope to share with you reflections, insights, stories, skills that will help to remind each of us of the sacredness, the wonder, the joy and the effort and attention healthy relationships require in order to discover and cherish the good news of healthy relationships.
We will also reflect on the vulnerability and woundedness that relationships can bring and suggestions on how to walk through that pain.
Welcome to The Annunciation Blog.
P.S. I am a “feet on the ground” person. Practical is my middle name. As we explore, discover, celebrate healthy relationships, I will write from a practical perspective not a “pie in the sky,” “everything is wonderful” perspective. Also, as the blog unfolds there will be, from time-to-time, a guest blogger reflecting on a specific experience of relationship; loss of loved one; raising an adopted child as a single parent; the pain and stigma of divorce; the joy of grandparenting, the challenge of relocating to a new locale; siblings who don’t talk to each other, to name a few.
Recently Jerry and I were in the Twin Cities for our granddaughter’s birthday. One of the “family rules” is you can’t open another present until you write the Thank You for the present you just opened. Our granddaughter is upfront about saying she doesn’t like to write thank you notes, however, she does like to… Read more
Some years ago, author Anne Lamott wrote a book titled, Help, Thanks, Wow. Anne is a contemporary author. Help, Thanks, Wow is probably her eighth or ninth book. Anne could probably be described as a quirky writer who after facing and dealing with her alcoholism, drug addiction, and poor choice of romantic partners, gradually surfaces from those years… Read more
A Smorgasbord of Life’s Little Moments as Savored, Summer 2022 Being of a certain age, I still think of summer ending Labor Day weekend. Below are some of the moments that spoke to me throughout the summer. A Day Filled with SunshineOne morning on my walk in the nearby park, I stepped aside as a… Read more
As most of you know, I have been keeping an eye out for HOPE under every nook and cranny for over two years now. Just scoped out a Field of Hope. Our #1 son began doing hurdles when he was in high school, and at age 44 is still jumping and leaping. Of course, at… Read more
July 4, 2022 When I was in third grade, our teacher’s name was Miss Mary. I am not sure if Miss Mary had any professional credentials for teaching. But she lived across the street from our school with her parents. Her Dad was the school janitor, and they were a faithful Catholic family. One of… Read more
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