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Fear if left alone will only grow bigger. And if confronted can reap so many unexpectedly beautiful things. Such a small choice like deciding to go out with a new friend or trying a new restaurant, a new way home, …Read More

Life is not supposed to be easy. We’re not meant to sit in hammocks and twiddle our thumbs. We’re grown to be both hard and soft, both strong and vulnerable. We’re built to withstand hardship and to be supple and …Read More

Yesterday all was well. But today? Hell broke lose and today’s an all together different story. Suddenly, your work load, your kids, your bank account, your health all need your attention and they need it now! What seemed easy to …Read More

I know that quote’s about how hard it is to find things. But I think it may have dual meanings. If you’ve grown up like I have in a community/family/school where everyone is a haystack, it must have been hard …Read More

“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” ~ Harriet Braiker It could be a joke that I’m writing this post. After all, I’ve been known to discard drawings and crumple up grade school art projects because it …Read More

Most of the time people throw advice around irresponsibly. They tell you to, “Buck up,” when you’re down or to, “Get over it,” when you’re in the throes of grief. A lot of times they give you advice about things …Read More

I used to think that to be a courageous person you needed to do great things. You had to be a soldier, a mountain climber, or a person who gave speeches for a living. I put all the things I …Read More

I guarantee our ancestors were better at it than we are. They didn’t have smart phones back then, or tablets, or digital notebooks. They looked to the stars for guidance and their hearts for hope. And when it got really …Read More

One of the most difficult things to contend with in life is disappointment. It’s the reason why we hold back our emotions, why we’re consistently indecisive and why we’re afraid of taking big risks. It goes something like this… Once …Read More

Doesn’t it seem like we have all the courage we’ll ever need as children and somehow we lose it as we become adults? As a child, I used to kill roaches with my chubby bare hands, ride roller coasters that …Read More