5 ways shame sneaks into our lives

5 ways shame sneaks into our lives Shame is a sneaky little bugger. It renames itself. It invades your thoughts and actions. It makes you want to hide or run away. It magnifies your other emotions. It redefines your identity. Other than that, it’s completely healthy....

15 Books for cold weather, about cold weather

Our first winter storm for 2019 is about to blow in. That means school children are hoping for snow and snow days. For me, snow conjures a “winter wonderland” euphoria. Picture-taking in my yard, fires in the fireplace, hot chocolate with a good book on the sunroom...

My 15 favorite books from 2018

My 15 favorite books from 2018 I’m still thinking about these 15 books at the end of the year. The characters I met are now old friends, embodied in old stories that I have come to believe. Their lives happened, and I knew them. This year I read quite a bit, for...

How to handle rejection

How to handle rejection Have you ever felt betrayed by a friend? Have you dropped a friendship, only to realize that you over-reacted–that perhaps your hurt feelings hadn’t come from rejection but from an incorrect perspective? Rejection is a double-edged...

How to Live Well

How to Live Well Living well means different things to different people. To a refugee, it means safety and security. To a corporate executive, it might mean a penthouse in the city, a beach house, and perhaps a lodge at Vail and a bunch of other things I don’t even...

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