Category: Life Lessons

For a good portion of my adult life, I set traditional goals. January came along, I would list what I wanted to accomplish and hoped they’d stick. However, ten years ago it all changed. I found myself less excited about the goals I was setting. I decided to do some digging to figure out why […]
For a number of years I’ve written an Ode to the New Year replaying events of the past year. But this year felt different. As I make my way in to the New Year I’m just not inspired to write my annual ode, instead I feel compelled to revisit some of the moments that reminded […]
Ego, #itscomplicated. However, ego is necessary as we navigate through life. When I think of ego, I think of Goldilocks. She sampled different bowls of porridge before finding the one that was “just right.” Ego, same thing. Finding just the right amount of ego can work for us. Too much or too little ego can […]
One of the things I love about moving forward in the game of life is the realization that learning NEVER ends. When I was younger, I believed that wisdom came to “old people” when they knew all they could about others. Fast forward, I’ve come to know that wisdom is learning about yourself. You cannot […]
For a good part of my life I thought I was terrible at math. If I’d make an error when figuring out how much to tip, I’d say, “I suck at math.”  The problem is that every time I said this it reinforced the belief that I was not good at math. Let’s add in […]
Many of us have likely struggled with doing something we know is good for us. There is clearly a block that prevents us from doing what's good for us and sticking with what we know, what's comfortable, what's easy.
Over the past two years there has been a lot. A lot. In fact so much that I kept trying to figure out how to save the world, only to weep in frustration knowing I couldn’t do anything. I’d put my head down on my pillow at night and think about all the things that […]
In today’s environment the one thing we can all agree on, this past year has been a sh&% show. Everything from Covid to work/life shifts, political division, and now, to spice things up, we’ve got the Delta variant and vaccine wars. It’s sad, it’s frustrating, and at times it’s heartbreaking.
I love to write, always have. I wrote my first “book” back in 7th grade. How I treasured creating the story. I continued to write poetry and lyrics as an angsty teen. The process was my refuge. Fast forward to the 90’s as a stay-at-home Mom, I had my first poem published in Lady Bug […]
I need to up my kindness game. I need to listen more gently, even if I disagree. I need to be more accepting of differing opinions. Differences are not bad, they are necessary.