The case for rethinking

As long as I can remember, the color green was synonymous with “yuck.” I’d be out shopping for school clothes with my mom, hold up a green shirt and ask, “what about this?”  Every time the answer was the same: not that one.  It wasn’t until I was in my early adult...

Are you getting distracted from your goals?

I’ve always loved looking at houses. These days, everyone loves creeping on Zillow, but as a kid, I combed through the real estate section of the newspaper and was probably the only eight-year-old who knew what a “WBF” was.  My search is a bit more realistic now as my...

I had to get a better look…

I was on my daily walk when I spotted them. They were showstoppers. I immediately crossed the street to get a better look. What stopped me in my tracks? House plants.  They sat on a cheap white table between the sidewalk and a Subaru, green leaves gleaming in the sun....

Two words that can be very good–or very bad

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about questions that start with “what if.” My questions go like this: What if my boss hates my idea? What if I look like a fool? What if it doesn’t work out? What if my tie-dye sweatsuit makes me look more like a kindergartner than an...

I never questioned it

It was several years ago now, lunchtime in the office kitchen. I was eating a baked potato and veggie patty, my go-to “what combination of random food items in the house could pass as a meal?” option. I mentioned my mom’s upcoming visit to a coworker and she asked if...