When I was 35, I developed a fatty tumor under my right armpit. It gradually enlarged until I finally had to do something about it. I asked a few colleagues where I should go and they recommended a local plastic surgeon, so I made an appointment.
This was, hands down, the most...
“Tim never wanted me to go to college.”
My friend Sherri had just returned to our campsite after retreating to attend a Zoom class. I did not envy her having to leave the fun to attend her course, but she was beaming.
“I have finally found my people. I love my...
It’s 1980 something and I am a bookish, half Asian, 15 year old girl, surrounded by blonde haired blue eyed girlfriends. The running joke is that I would rather be at home reading the dictionary than go out and have fun. They aren’t entirely wrong.
One summer Friday, my friends invite...
I was ten years old the first time it happened.
I was sitting on a bench outside the bank as my mom when in to do her business. An older lady sat down next to me and started talking. I didn’t really understand what she was saying, but I politely nodded my head and tried to...
Kate never expected her 24-year-old daughter would still be living at home. She is frustrated that her daughter has no ambition to work, does the bare minimum at home, and needs to be hounded to pay her bills.
Kate has had it with the arguing. She has had it with the...
Do you know which knife is the most dangerous knife in your kitchen?
The dull one.
When your knife is not sharp, it doesn’t work properly, leading you to force it and use it improperly, causing injury.
This weekend, my husband and I went for a creek walk with his family. Everyone had...
What happens when you have no other choice, but to change?
I was working out yesterday and eavesdropping on the ladies next to me. We have been meeting at the local high school track, exercising six feet apart, since our gym has been closed since March.
One mom asked another how her son and...
How do you respond to failure?
When you make a mistake, face a setback, or encounter a roadblock, how do you handle it?
A toddler might throw a tantrum.
A scientist might do research.
An engineer might take apart the machine and rework it.
We have all had challenges, large and small.
I have been...
If this were a normal year, my social media feed would be filled with the typical prom and graduation photos you probably took when you were a teenager.
2020 is anything but typical.
This year my feed is filled with two different types of prom and graduation photos, highlighting two different...
It is so easy to get distracted these days. Everything seems to beep, buzz, and ding as a way to get our attention. Add in the kids, the dog, the list of obligations hanging in over your head – it is a wonder we get anything done at all.
Once a month, I have a standing...
What does it mean to take Personal Responsibility?
Personal responsibility is a two-sided coin.
One – you must take ownership of your own thoughts, beliefs, feelings, behaviors, opinions, emotions, and outcomes.
Two – you must allow others to take ownership of their own...