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...

My pattern was obvious–is yours?

There I was, stuck outside the gym at 5:30am in the morning, watching the class I was supposed to take through the window. Why was I watching kettlebell swings instead of doing some myself? When I heated the car that morning I neglected to hit the defrost button. This...

Having a Rough Start? Remember This

As my new crystal flew off the kitchen table, I had a slow-mo “nooooo” before seeing it bounce off the floor.  Look, I’m not your local crystal gal, but I like the idea of physical objects representing our intentions. When it comes to the “take what you want and leave...