Why You Shouldn’t Try That New Idea

Why You Shouldn’t Try That New Idea

As I watched the berries spill out of my hand, it was as if each of them said “serves you right!” on the way down. Since I was a child, I loved the plunk! blueberries make as they hit my bucket and how they feel warm from the sun even hours after leaving the berry...
I Said It Without Thinking…

I Said It Without Thinking…

Anyone who’s watched The Office knows a pot of chili can be hilarious, but when you’re on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere Ohio with a spilled pot of beans in the back of the car, you’re not laughing. We were on the way to a family potluck on a morning...
Guilty of This Mindset Mistake?

Guilty of This Mindset Mistake?

How many times have you seen an email subject line promise to help you “overcome” your biggest hurdle in life? You can fill in the blank with any problem you like. Overcome your: lack of confidence, fear of flying, poor eating habits, chronic anxiety, etc. As someone...
Why You Should Over-Celebrate the Good

Why You Should Over-Celebrate the Good

When you’re at a wedding straight out of a Pinterest board, you expect excellent food, an open bar, and if you’re lucky, someone to get drunk enough to tell you a family secret. What you don’t expect is life-changing advice, though that’s what I got. It was in the...
Is This Stopping You Before You Even Start?

Is This Stopping You Before You Even Start?

It started with the hallway floors. My boyfriend was helping with some projects at his parents’ house.  First, he sanded the floors. Next, he stained them. Then, his sister offered to paint the walls. And as we were all discussing the plan for painting, we started...