Getting smarter isn’t about knowing everything, it’s about admitting what you don’t know. “I don’t know,” is such a simple phrase, but many of us have difficulty saying it to ourselves let alone to others. It makes us feel weak, vulnerable, stupid. But you’re not. It’s the furthest thing from the truth. Saying “I don’t … Continue reading One of the smartest things you can do
We all live for people. But are you living for the right person? Maybe you became a buttoned-up lawyer because your parents “made” you, when you really wanted to be an artist in paint-covered jeans, flicking the perfect strokes like Bob Ross, but it was too “impractical.” Now, you’re miserable. Or, maybe you’re feeling frantic … Continue reading Are you living for the right person?
There is no forever without always. There is no way to gain the riches of commitment without committing. You can have great friendships but you need to be a great friend. You can have deep connections but you need to connect deeply. You can have a life together but you have to give them your … Continue reading This is what it costs to live a great life
Speak gently and lovingly to yourself today. No matter what you did or didn't do, don't yell at yourself. Say something encouraging, tell yourself that it will be ok. That mistake you made isn't you. You aren't what you do. You're more than that. You're a child of God, a human being. You're who you are. Love … Continue reading This is the one person we often forget to love
Greatness is a choice. Sometimes getting out of bed is like slaying a mythical monster. Other times it could be starting a business. But no matter what fears you face, or what fear looks like for you, facing them whatever they are is choosing to be great. Choose to defy them and live greatly. You can be … Continue reading This is the greatness you can choose
You’re not behind. You’re right where you need to be. Just because so and so got that amazing title in their 20’s, or grew their business, published their book, got married, had kids, and did their thing before you did, that doesn’t mean you’re behind. You’re on your own track. You have your own story. Look … Continue reading Feel behind in life? You needn’t
My birthday breakfast extravaganza was going just as I planned. Then with one twist, everything changed. I changed. Here’s the story. The extravaganza was going to look like this. I’d devour gluten-free chocolate chips pancakes smothered with butter and maple syrup at home with my beloved family. Then I would go out (I went alone … Continue reading The birthday gift I never wanted but needed
Another birthday came and went, and I'm solidly over the hill. But I don't feel that way. In my thirties, I used to fear being forty. I dreaded it like one dreads a root canal. And it hovered over me like a black cloud. Probably the unknown was the cause for so much fear in … Continue reading I had no idea midlife could feel like this