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?
Humans make meaning out of lots of things. And I'm as human as they come. (You too?) Every time I see a feather on the ground I think of my Uncle Ron; he came to me in a dream and, yada yada, feathers. So I say, Hey Ron, and think about what advice he might … Continue reading Read the Signs
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
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?
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!
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.
To borrow a sporting term, the week between Christmas and New Year's is a "bye week." As the rotation goes, it's a week to watch the big game on TV, rather than suiting up. For all intents and purposes, 2015 is a wrap. With a few exceptions, folks find themselves without significant work or goals … Continue reading The Sweetest Week: Revving Up for 2016