When Great isn’t Good Enough

Even when we create miracles, sometimes the people who have asked for them aren’t able to receive them. Life can be like that. And it’s frustrating. And somehow nearly amusing. The smile hasn’t left my face in over an hour. It is an odd reaction, […]

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It is the Journey, Not its Destination

Computers get tired. Smartphones too. Every once in a while they get sluggish after all the work they’ve done. They need to be switched off, left alone for a little while and given a chance to reorganize all the information we have put into them. […]

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Daring Greatly or Why Perfection Sucks

I don’t blame religion for our current predicament. Our Western world is obsessed with doing more, being better and engaging in unhealthy competition, especially with ourselves.  I can’t help but wonder how we have gotten so caught up in this notion of perfection. Christianity tells […]

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Difficult Conversations

The year 2014 is coming to a close. In a few weeks the holidays will be upon us. I have never been happier to say farewell to one of the hardest years of my life. In many ways, it has been a good year. I […]

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The Secret to Happiness

Life can be hard. People can be harsh. Situations can lead us down the path to Hell. In all my years on this Earth, I have learned a few things that have become unshakable truths. No one can make you happy or unhappy. You are […]

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Quieting the Complaining Mind

Between the hours of two and four in the morning, my mind enters the Fret Zone. I worry, complain, argue and fight about the weirdest things. It is as if all the frustration from the day comes tumbling into one pile of yuckiness. And if […]

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Done, Not Perfect

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”   — Maya Angelou Beloved creativity. It can be an angel or a monster. It can haunt dreams – and fulfill them too. Many of my friends are what I term “Creatives”. They see […]

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The Slow Go No

It took me years to discover the power of ‘no’. For some reason I always thought if I said ‘yes’ enough, people would like me. And so I did. Saying ‘yes’ to things seemed to be the path of least resistance. If I agreed, everything […]

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How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

It is as if Arianna Huffington took off her high heels and climbed into my head. For the past week I have devoured her latest book, Thrive. It is not as if she says anything new, but reading her book is like getting a whole […]

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