February 16, 2019

How are you? Pretty good. Fine.

I've said and heard these words so many times I don't even notice them anymore. Often, they are polite responses to polite social questions.

What if we lived a life that made these responses simply untrue? What would life be like if we app...

January 3, 2019

Get it together!

I've said or heard this phrase more times than I can count. 

It might be one of the least helpful things I hear.

It makes the assumption that I don't have my shit together. Maybe I don't. It implies that there is something to get together, some tangible p...

December 3, 2018

"Failure is not an option!" A famous line from the movie Apollo 13 spoken by Ed Harris playing the role of Gene Kranz. I get it. When the chips are down and your back is against the wall, listening to that small voice that says you can't do it is NOT an option.


November 1, 2018

Did you hear me? Listen to me when I'm talking to you. You never listen to me. Will you just shut up and listen?

I can't count how many times I've heard or said those phrases. Mostly in frustration or anger. Yet, I still don't listen very well. I'm glad you are willing...

October 1, 2018

Whenever we want to make a change in our lives, it often requires the successful adoption of a new habit. Habits are tricky. Everyone already has habits. Often we talk about changing our habits but ignore the habits we already have, many of which are directly counter t...

September 1, 2018

Where are you going? Which direction are you going? How will you get there?

These are common questions we ask when planning a cross-country trip. Questions that most of us will answer before hitting the road. Unless you are on one of those "wander the country wherever y...

August 2, 2018

The things we say about time. We waste time. Time is precious. We kill time. We use time wisely. Time is an illusion. There’s no time like the present. We pass the time. Time slips away. Father Time. Time heals all wounds. The Wheel of Time. Lack of time. Time is on ou...

May 22, 2017

If you could go back and change anything about your life, what would it be?” Nothing and everything. But, today the list is seriously fucking long. Ready?

May 15, 2017

I am a fixer. You know the Bible verse about removing the plank from your own eye? Yeah, I'd much rather remove the speck from someone else's eye any day. I get extremely uncomfortable when someone around me is having a hard time emotionally. I want to “fix it...

May 1, 2017

“I had a great childhood.”

Famous first words. Words I said for a long time. And true in so many ways. 

My whole childhood, I had everything I needed and then some. I grew up in a comfortable house with my own bedroom. I went to great schools, played sports, played in th...

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