Be ye therefore perfect

I don’t know when the first time was that I heard that scripture in a talk or lesson in church as a child, but I remember how it made me feel. I felt discouraged and inadequate. I wanted to

When you don’t live up to your potential

My friend is a stay-at-home mom. She spends her time volunteering at her children’s schools, and matching endless pairs of socks. She has a law degree from Duke. Another friend is a tattoo-covered recovering addict with a rap sheet, seasonally employed as landscaper. He’s a genius.

What happens when you don’t live up to your potential? More importantly, how…

My Utopian Fantasy

Settings vary slightly. Bare feet anchored to the mat, I twist my body to mimic the the Yogi’s form and align chakras. Re-positioning feet on the sailboat. Greek air rumbles past my ears like the soothing rhythm of a box fan. No matter where I am, I am usually

How to have your best family vacation ever

Growing up as a child with divorced parents, I looked forward to the day that I would be able to have the kind of family vacation I always wanted. More than spending a lot of money, or traveling to an exotic location, I wanted to experience a vacation with a mom and dad that loved each other. I wanted to feel

Overthinking Writing

I appreciate that you are spending your moments with me. And there are a lot of other writers out there who don’t start a sentence with a conjunction. Or make a sentence fragment a whole sentence. Like I do…

To Quit Overthinking, Think More

Though counter-intuitive, to escape from overthinking, I need to think more, and so should you.

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