Why Indecisive People Never Make It to the Top

Apr. 30, 2019 by

(Today’s blog post includes a short story with a twist and some insight on why I never made it to the top.) I let someone else decide my course. I knew it was happening as it played out, but I

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The Art of Asking for Help in a World of the Strong

Mar. 27, 2019 by

It’s hard to accept help when you’re too competitive, proud, concerned, or insecure to take it. My husband and I have this little arrangement. He does the dishes on Monday and Tuesday nights, and I do them on Wednesday and

Developing a Boundary – The Code for a Life Fully Lived

Feb. 23, 2019 by

Being able to set a boundary can be the difference between a life well lived and a life not lived. There’s this thing in software development where the developer writes the code in such a way that it prevents the

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Deep Water – A Short Story about Loving Yourself

Feb. 15, 2019 by

Tears splashed onto the fingerprints covering Jolie’s iphone. “What have I done?” The phone shook in her trembling hand as reality washed across her. “What was I thinking?” Bing. A Trevor text. “What in the world are you thinking? Delete

Look Up and Be Still – Hope for the Busy One

Feb. 7, 2019 by

My daughter loves scenic views. If we go to a new city, she’s always on the lookout for a great view from up high. The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Gellért Hill (Budapest). So it came as no surprise

When Feeling Insecure Leads to a Sweet Gift

Jan. 30, 2019 by

It had been a long week, and I wanted to cry or hide or both. I didn’t though. The task before me was clear. I couldn’t just ignore it. People who back out of things at the last minute urk

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Bruised, Beaten, and Better Off – Living with Community

Jan. 24, 2019 by

Things I learned from my Word for 2018 – Community Last year, when I landed on “community” as my word-of-the-year, I had been trying to push myself to be more social. You see, I’m happy to stay home and not

Time to make a change.

Preferring My Life of PB&J and Never Tasting Success     

Sep. 27, 2018 by

Nothing against peanut butter and jelly. I love a good PB & J on white bread. Tasty. But sometimes it’s not the tastiness that attracts me. It’s the easiness of it.  And therein lies my loss. The comfort of the

A Rant about a Rant Because We Can Do Better

Sep. 21, 2018 by

  How would you like it if someone created a vlog (video blog) about something you did wrong? They didn’t name you or show your picture, but you knew it was about you. They quoted a conversation word for word,

June – Story of the Month – Signs

Jun. 21, 2018 by

This month’s story of the month illustrates how some fall away from their beliefs and stay away because of their own stubbornness to see the truth. The setting is a military base, but the war is not with flesh blood.

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