Moving to the Front of the Line: Loss

In my twenties I came face to face with the brevity of life as three of my four Grandparents passed away. With the passing of each of my Grandparents, I moved closer to the front of the line. As a child, I trusted the order of things. The generation of my parents stood before me and…

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Is It Good Enough?

When we overhear a person saying “it’s good enough”, our first thought is that they did not give their best. The mindset of good enough can look like an excuse for mediocrity. It is easy to make a snap judgment that good enough is not…good enough.  I’ve found that this snap judgment creates a heavy burden. I…

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A Hell of a Story

At least I’ll have one hell of a story. Reframing the potential failure of a blind date as having the potential for a good story, even if the date turned out badly, gave me courage to meet a stranger for coffee. Instead of feeling self-consciousness and fearful about the date, I came ready to be fully…

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How to Stop the Clock

Would the moments we treasure lose some of their value if we could stop, rewind or indefinitely pause the clock? My baby is one. The weight and shape of him as a newborn has disappeared into the past and today he is a curious explorer tottering forward on chubby legs, daily gaining momentum and stability. I remember the…

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Facing Off Fear

“What would my life look like without fear?” She glanced around her room and thought about her day: getting ready for work, taking the bus to her downtown office and spending the day answering calls from customers. Some of them would be kind and others would be their cantankerous selves. She had been dreaming again,…

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