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You Don’t Have To Blow Their Minds

“I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” —Maya Angelou   I spoke to a group of writers in St. Louis last month about how to break through writer's block and nurture their … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Blow Their Minds

Seven Books I’m Loving Lately

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” ― John Green   Even as social media and the internet change the ways we absorb information, I’m … Continue reading Seven Books I’m Loving Lately

People Want to Support You

Have you ever thought about just how supported you are? Let’s take a moment to inhale, exhale, and consider this in full color: Have you thought about every single human who has ever complimented you, appreciated you, admired you from afar? Have you thought about how many people have ever “liked” your facebook status, prayed … Continue reading People Want to Support You

Own Your Talents

The things that come naturally to you, the traits and talents that flow out of you so effortlessly... those are yours to do. You are here to grow and smile and expand and do more of those things. The fact that they come so naturally to you is a GOOD thing. You're good at them! … Continue reading Own Your Talents

Curious and Positive: Taking the Pressure Off Your Future

Do you ever feel like your arms are being stretched in two directions, caught in a tug of war between worlds? Like you used to know where your life was going, but you took a few minutes to meander to the side of the road to smell the bluebonnets, and now you can barely remember … Continue reading Curious and Positive: Taking the Pressure Off Your Future