The Psychic Weight of Stuff

The Psychic Weight of Stuff

One Sunday morning, much too early to be in public, I participated in a yard sale with my friends. Since I keep Amvets on speed dial I didn’t have much to sell; I purge my possessions every chance I get. But, I joined in to support my friends who had worked hard to...
Life Will Break You (But You’ll be Okay)

Life Will Break You (But You’ll be Okay)

You will wake, eyes swollen, heart achy, with a thrum-thrum-throb in your head. Waking will be a surprise. You will be sure that you’ll never wake from this—this heart-distress, this life mess, this state of unanswered grief. But awaken you will. You’ll cry. You...
Defining Success Your Own Damn Way

Defining Success Your Own Damn Way

Allow me to admit something that is disparaged by our go-go culture: I am not ambitious. I don’t want to hustle, crush it (sorry Gary), or make six figures in 3 easy steps (as if!). No, the traditional markers and drivers of ambition and success elude me—by...
One Thing is True: Silence is Compliance

One Thing is True: Silence is Compliance

We are living in troubled times. And that, my friends, is the understatement of the year. If you don’t want to read about my political point-of-view, or you don’t want to know that I am not a supporter of the current regime, then you are welcome to click out of here....
5 Ways to Restore Post-Election Wellness

5 Ways to Restore Post-Election Wellness

To say the election has left most of us wrung out and worried about the uncertainties that this country (and the world) faces when the president-elect takes over the highest office in the land is an understatement. Regardless of which side you are on, the presidential...
Everything Has a Season, Even Facebook

Everything Has a Season, Even Facebook

(I posted the following on Facebook last night. I’m going to delete my account—this move is permanent. For those of you with a strong personal brand, you understand what a big deal this is. But, I couldn’t be happier about my decision). Hello friends, real...