It’s how you solve problems and reach understandings. It’s how you encourage, support, and lift each other up in tough situations. It’s how you provide insight and form tighter bonds with those close and far away. And it’s how you share your values to ensure your legacy lives on. The following stories illustrate the importance of communication in building lasting family relationships.


A Week in Spain

Recently, I spent a week in Spain as a volunteer with Vaughan Town. My purpose was to help Spaniards who were already fairly fluent in English to improve their speech.


Dissolving Disappointment on Mother’s Day

“Okay, that’s it. I’m not going to be disappointed on Mother’s Day again.” This was me talking to myself last year (2014) as I cooked breakfast for my family and no one even said “Happy Mother’s Day…”