I remember how excited I was as we bought our tickets. Sitting in the car, watching the sky curl into itself as the stars began to pop out, just before the massive screen illuminated our faces with a soft flickering glow. To anyone else, it was another night at the drive-in theatre. To me, I was in … More HTWYL: Never Set Goals
This week we’re looking at how to say “no” and why that can actually be better than agreeing to every opportunity. Key Takeaways: Over-committing is under-valuing each responsibility. Doing less opens doors to do things with greater excellence. Commit to yourself on occasion; we fulfill commitments better when we have a full battery ourselves. Are you over-committing? What things … More DTW 003: Learn to Say “No”
It’s hard, isn’t it? Having everything you know function one way for so long and then suddenly you have to move, a loved one passes away, your friend betrays you, you lose your job; I mean, the list is literally endless. And it doesn’t have to be something nearly that big to make us resist: a … More Resisting Change
I wrote this post on Friday (September 11th). I planned to do a final read-through and then publish it, but instead Jeremiah and I started watching documentaries about 9/11 on the History channel. We say we need to “never forget” but we do. That has become more of a slogan than a reality. I don’t dwell … More An Anniversary to Remember
If your life is anything like mine, it can suddenly turn you on your head, and before you know it, weeks have flown by while you’re still clutching that day-old coffee in hand, waiting to take that tentative first sip, not realizing the time for steam has long since passed you by.
It’s been just over two weeks since She Speaks, the writing conference I attended, has ended and I’m still struggling with the right words to really describe how powerful the experience was. I guess the most succinct way to explain my feelings can be found in a tweet I posted that Friday night: So #spiritually and #emotionally … More God Speaks at She Speaks
Success derives from indifference; at least that’s what society tells us. We don’t like to let our emotions run wild. Instead, we’d rather medicate ourselves into a bland state of mediocrity before our extremes get the better of us. Everything is designed as a sedative. The first time we express “too much” or “too little” energy … More Goldilocks Syndrome