For Rebecca How has it taken 40-something years for us to understand that not everything gets to be or needs to be our thing? Which means that it's perfectly normal, natural and right to say "It's just not my thing." Full stop. No explanation. No shame. No further conversation needed. Maybe there is some practice needed … Continue reading Not My Thing
Seems like I need a daily reminder of the distinction between excellence and perfection. Excellence is solid. It’s grounded. It comes from inside you. It calls for good posture, shoulders back, sharp focus and an inner smile. It summons your strengths, talents and gifts and it calls for you to SHINE. Excellence knows when things … Continue reading What’s So Perfect about Being Perfect?
When I graduated from the University of Delaware in 1992, I had two goals: - Get an active job, preferably outdoors - Buy an F-150 pickup truck I applied for a park ranger position. Didn't get it. Life happened and, twenty-four years later, I am an editor who sits all day and drives a Mini … Continue reading Sick of Sitting All Day
Today I'm inclined to take my YogiTea bag message as universal truth. "The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment." What if it really were this simple? What if we could experiment with life and play and help make the world a better place and enjoy vacations and love our kids and be present … Continue reading Let’s Lighten Up, Friends!
Eight years ago friends gifted me a collection of stories by Miranda July. I read the first story. It was good - quirky and real and good. Then work distracted me. Then I misplaced the book. But I never forgot the title. "No one belongs here more than you." It's the kind of statement … Continue reading No one belongs here more than you.
Moonlight Come play with me, love You, a David Addison And me, Maddie Hayes Paying homage this Valentine's Day to my all-time favorite TV romance with a little haiku, as one is wont to do. The chemistry between private eyes David Addison (Bruce Willis) and Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) was so much fun to watch. Next … Continue reading Like David & Maddie
Like it was yesterday, I remember the day I realized that my brain does not retain facts. Boston, 1995. I was 25. My new boyfriend at the time was the kind of person who could - and I'm sure still can - read an article or watch a show and file away the … Continue reading Can’t Remember Facts? Me Neither. And I’ll Never Judge You.