Self Care/Spirit


Discernment in Friendship

Discernment in Friendship

Knowing when to walk away I met a friend at a cafe last week; let’s call her Jan. I hadn’t seen her for about a year and was looking forward to catching up. We settled into our comfortable wingback chairs with our steaming mugs of tea and started sharing what we’ve...
Life Guidelines to Actually Live By

Life Guidelines to Actually Live By

Recently, I realized that my sabbatical, where I’m supposed to be recharging and reinventing myself, was stressing me out. I republished a novel and spent eighteen months mastering the ins and outs of indie publishing and marketing (which should qualify me for a PhD...
The Let Them Theory: Letting Go to Find Peace

The Let Them Theory: Letting Go to Find Peace

  The Let Them Theory is simple yet so profound. All it means is to let people be who they are. Let them have their own thoughts and opinions. Stop trying to control them. Let go, and let them be. Practicing it might be more difficult than we realize, at least at...
Becoming an Inner Activist

Becoming an Inner Activist

As the pandemic descended around us, I stopped running and took stock in my life and priorities. I also had the good fortune of having a long-term consulting gig at a movie company end at nearly the same time, so I was free to figure out my next life steps. I realized...