Almost three years ago to the day, I asked my son what I should do for Day 5 of a 100 day creative challenge. He said, “Draw sheep.” I cringed because I always believed myself to have had zero skill at drawing. But, as a mom, I aim to please and be a good role … Continue reading Selling Yourself Short?
This just in! Science* concludes that human people can only be awesome at five life categories at a time. Pick and choose, but don't try to be awesome in all categories at all times. You. Will. Go. Bonkers. Sometimes good enough is good enough. Example categories: Progressive mom Awesome wife / partner Sex kitten Great … Continue reading Be Awesome – But Not At Everything
Years ago when I was going through a really hard time, one of my dearest friends taught me a question that got me through sleepless nights and has since served me well. "What good can come of this?" It's a hard question to ask yourself when things seem quite impossibly "bad." But it's worth it. … Continue reading What Good Can Come Of This?
I'm generally human-meets-robot adverse. But this is an awesome, life-changer for kids. Open Bionics, a UK-based company whose mission is to provide affordable prosthetics, teamed up with Disney to create character-themed prosthetics for kids. I'm struck by the heartful commentary from Open Bionics CEO Joel Gibbard in an interview with The Independent: “The power of these … Continue reading Seriously Awesome Disney Character Robot Prosthetics For Kids
I don't smoke. I don't drink. I eat my vegetables. In fact, lots of them. Organic, of course. I exercise regularly. I floss daily. I wash my hands borderline obsessively. And I almost never eat sugar. Because my body is happiest this way. But, damn it, I will not pass up a gumball machine. Never. … Continue reading Never Pass Up A Gumball Machine