If you ever have some time to kill, and by kill I mean waste absolutely and thoroughly, pick a random item for sale and read all the reviews. And by all I mean just ten. I dare you to get through ten whole reviews. I find it so amusing, and by amusing I also mean… Continue reading the art of the review
How much space do you rent out to shame in your mind? Like Full Shame. The shaved head, let’s get crazy shame that infects and inflicts pain on your entire body and anyone around you? Stop renting to shame. Evict that sucker and change the locks. We have understood shame a lot better in recent… Continue reading how not to go Full Shame
My heart is heavy for teens today. I thought my teen years were rough, and they arguably were, but I think that there’s a huge increase in stress and, at the very least, the awareness of it. We are so aware now. We are so aware of the stress life holds for every person. We’ve been… Continue reading 13 reasons why I’m still here
The best part about having a teen, hands down, is watching him grow up and mature. It has been an honor to see his transformation into a responsible, caring, intelligent, sweet, loving young man who takes care of others (like his baby sisters) and is a helpful, delightful person to hang out with. It doesn’t happen overnight. Fo sho. But it does happen with thoughtful dialogue, respectful disagreements, humbling challenges, and a renewed sense of self and purpose in this world.
One of the very hardest things about life is learning to forgive someone who has not asked to be forgiven, and maybe hasn’t even ever admitted that he did anything wrong in the first place. Let me be clear. There are some wounds that are so deep and intrusive that you need more help than… Continue reading when you can’t forgive