One of the smartest things you can do

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

Are you living for the right person?

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?

The birthday gift I never wanted but needed

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

I had no idea midlife could feel like this

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