Last Fall I was asked to present a workshop at the Indiana Adoptee Network Conference. I’ve found it’s easy to say yes to something 6 months in advance. I think I feel confident or at least that my confidence will kick in by the time the event rolls around. But, as the time rapidly passes, … Continue reading Overcoming Fear Can Expose Insecurity
When quieting our fears in order to build and grow and do, it's important to focus on the ways in which our strengths surface in the face of fear. Most of our dreams are attainable. Truly. If you want to write a book, write it. If you want to do yoga, sign up for … Continue reading Fear Reveals Our Strengths
Regarding our goals, hopes, and dreams... When fear grips, when it calls your name, remember FEAR IS A LIAR. In my life fear is sometimes patient; taking a backseat to joyful anticipation when I choose to begin something new and subtly creeping in further down the road. Other times, fear is impatient and stands boldly … Continue reading Fear is a Liar
2016 was a good, hard year. As an eternal optimist I tend to find even the tiniest morsel of good amidst the hard. The hard things we endured this year led us to more goodness and assisted us in appreciating that goodness more fully. I'm not a resolution writer, rather, I'm a constant goal maker. Generally the … Continue reading The Things We Didn’t Do / The Things We Did
We all know it...the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It's a simple concept many of us learned as toddlers from our parents or in Sunday school. The concept comes up quite frequently with my 5 year old. Many of our conversations revolve around me asking her to put herself in … Continue reading The * to the Golden Rule
If you've ever met me, heard me speak, or have spent any amount of time with me at all, you know I tend to self deprecate as a form of humor. I think it's hilarious. I find endless amounts of humor in talking about the cutting off circulation tightness of my pants (OMT) or the spackley thickness of my … Continue reading Self Depre[VACA]tion.