You Are Not Broken

You Are Not Broken

You are not broken. Your flaws are not fatal. Your eccentricities and sensitivities don’t make you a monster; they mark you as human. And what, if not that, are you meant to be? You are here to be the highest expression of yourself. You are a thread in the weave of...
The Year of Deliberate Un-Planning

The Year of Deliberate Un-Planning

How’s 2016 going for you so far? Have you created your goals, plotted your plans, and come up with a guiding word for the year? If you have, good for you! No? That’s okay; you are in good company (if you consider me good company). I proclaim this to be the year of not...
A Good Life, A Good Death

A Good Life, A Good Death

You know what I’ve been thinking about a lot lately? Death. Wait! Don’t stop reading; it’s a fascinating topic, and one many of us shy away from discussing with any real curiosity. As I start the descent down the shorter side of my life’s path, I can’t help but think...
The Myth of Closure

The Myth of Closure

“Closure can never really happen because energy cannot be destroyed. ” ~davidji The ending of things—jobs, dreams, relationships—is something we all experience. When this happens, most of us want to know why. What went wrong? What could I have done...
Letting Go (of Material Things)

Letting Go (of Material Things)

I have been making some significant shifts in my life. This is not huge news for those who know me: I’ve never been one to shy away from change (as long as I’m the one creating it). These recent shifts have been more than just changes to my material world; they’ve...
How to Kick Sunday Dread

How to Kick Sunday Dread

Sundays challenge me. There’s something about the end of the weekend that kicks that old Oh no, I have to go back to school/work soon feeling into overdrive. It starts out fairly imperceptibly. Just a slight bit of agitation around the edges that slowly ramps up as...