Why Too Much Self-Reflection Is A Bad Thing

Why Too Much Self-Reflection Is A Bad Thing

True story: I learned how to drive in a cemetery. “You can’t hurt anyone in here!” was my dad’s reasoning as I remember it.  And while I’d still be helpless at parallel parking without a backup camera, I learned one lesson that stuck. Don’t go back any farther than...
Can We Want More and Feel Satisfied?

Can We Want More and Feel Satisfied?

What does it mean to be rich? What does it look like for you?  Maybe a nice watch or a certain number of 0’s in your bank account.  For me, it looks like a jewel tone velvet couch. There’s something about the frivolity of the color and fabric that says, I’m a...
Dump the Pressure With This One Question

Dump the Pressure With This One Question

Have you ever got jazzed about something, a bold new haircut or fun pair of shoes, and then started to second-guess it immediately?  Last week, that was me.  I had just gotten my nails done for the first time in for-ev-er, and before the paint dried I started debating...
The Best Advice I’ve Heard All Year

The Best Advice I’ve Heard All Year

“Can I tell you something?”  I could tell by the way my new friend asked the question, she had a bit of feedback. Most likely something she thought I might not want to hear.  “Of course,” I said, feeling like I just got a “we need to talk” text from a high school...
Ever Feel Like a Control Freak?

Ever Feel Like a Control Freak?

Every family has their phrases, and I bet you can think of a few that have followed you from childhood.  For my family, classics include “to each his own” and “it takes all kinds.” Basically, we’re not going to call you stupid but uh… you do dance to the beat of your...