Celebrating the HalvesRead more: Celebrating the Halves
A year and a half ago, I made a big, scary, necessary change in my life. It feels like forever ago and just yesterday at the same time. There’s something about marking a half-iversary that’s more personal than celebrating an anniversary. It’s a halfway point between where I was 6 months ago and where I…
SmokeRead more: Smoke
I talked to an acquaintance at a gathering about what he did for a living. He said he liked his job but not the office politics. Then, he started talking about a hiking trip he took and his entire being changed. He stood up straighter, held eye contact and got animated. I wondered what kept…
The New Year LeafRead more: The New Year Leaf
We took an impromptu trip to Agua Caliente on New Year’s Day, the park’s name mocking us as we shivered in the 42 degree weather. The kids had been cooped up in the house for days because when you grow up in the desert, this is really cold. We only intended to drive around for a…
Sandy Hook, Shared Pain & The GapRead more: Sandy Hook, Shared Pain & The Gap
We can all agree that we all want a society where we don’t have to live in fear of armed gunmen terrorizing innocent people. The gap between where we are and where we want to be is immense.
Dear SantaRead more: Dear Santa
Dear Santa, It’s been a long time since I’ve written you a letter. I’ve been thinking a lot about you and feeling a bit guilty. You see, I have two kids now and the threat of Santa’s naughty list comes in handy this time of year. I’m sure you hear that a lot.
The Power of VulnerabilityRead more: The Power of Vulnerability
There’s a reason why this TED talk with Brené Brown has been viewed nearly 7 million times. It’s 20 minutes that could change your life.
The Best Advice EverRead more: The Best Advice Ever
Not long ago, I went through a wonderful phase of being super busy and loving it. It felt like I was on fire, moving seamlessly from one task to the next and finishing every project that came my way with a smile on my face. Inevitably, it didn’t last. One sick kid and everything came…
BuzzRead more: Buzz
I was struck dumb by envy a few days ago. One of my favorite bloggers released an excerpt from her new book and I couldn’t wait to read it. As I soaked up every word, my excitement turned to a sick feeling of discouragement. The excerpt was so awesome. It was everything I would write…