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

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OCD and the Power of Books: My Interview with Agape Podcast

"98.762 percent of my time is spent obsessing. About what? EVERYTHING." ~Monica Devon, the main character in Janet Tashjian's novel "Multiple Choice"   I don't know why I've never written about growing up with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It has been one of the most unique and defining experiences of my life. My entire childhood and … Continue reading OCD and the Power of Books: My Interview with Agape Podcast

What Do You Really Need Right Now?

“I stopped explaining myself, because I learned that making decisions is never about doing the right thing or the wrong thing. It's about doing the precise thing. The precise thing is always incredibly personal and often makes no sense to anyone else.” – Glennon Doyle   I recently rediscovered a facebook note I wrote in … Continue reading What Do You Really Need Right Now?

Magic, Pink Dresses, and Reviving Our Sense of Wonder

In June 1998, my elementary school hired a magician to perform tricks at an assembly during the last week of school. My second grade class was just one small portion of the kids at this assembly, our little legs criss-crossed on the sticky floor of our gym, our knees touching one another’s in the hot … Continue reading Magic, Pink Dresses, and Reviving Our Sense of Wonder

The “I Don’t Have Time” Lie

One of the biggest lies we tell ourselves is “I don’t have time.” We say this constantly. We say it to the fundraisers who wear neon vests and try to intersect our path on the sidewalk . We say it when we’re frustrated with a family member’s antics. We say this when we have a … Continue reading The “I Don’t Have Time” Lie