True Kindness Stories to be Grateful for

True Kindness Stories to Be Grateful For

    November is National Gratitude Month. It felt trite so I asked a group of people. How do you feel about the focus on gratitude every November? Many felt like I did—it shouldn’t be just one month—it should be every day. But there were others that said they loved it and it was inspiring. […]

What to Do When You Can't Press Through Emotional Pain

What to Do When You Can’t Press Through Emotional Pain

  I’ve been struggling emotionally. Personal frustrations, disappointments, and losses. Friends going through traumatic things. Being unable to help them. Unanswered questions of why and how come. Frustration. Sorrow. Grief. Uncertainty. Confusion. Pain. Pain. Pain. All different kinds. It’s worse when they all coalesce. Meld together in complexity making them larger than they are alone. […]

How to Find Your Quiet

How to Find Your Quiet

  We live loud, busy lives. Going, going, going all the time on the outside with noisy minds on the inside. How can we find any quiet spaces in our lives? How can we calm our inner world? It’s not easy but I found a way. And if I did, you can find your quiet […]

Why Your Trauma Matters and What To Do About It

Why Your Trauma Matters and What To Do About It

    Everyone is affected by trauma. It’s easy to fall into the comparing game and belittle our pain when we hear the reports of tragedies like shootings, plane crashes, and weather disasters. But that’s not wise. Those things are indeed traumatic and your trauma matters too. If you don’t do something about it, you’ll […]

Do you have the right connections?

Do You Have the Right Connections?

  Do you know Seth Godin? I have a story to tell you about a connection I made. I didn’t get it right. I embarrassed myself in an epic way. It was at my first writer’s conference. I was so excited to connect with fellow writer’s I knew online. But I was also nervous. I […]