On Monday, I mentioned how I was having made-up conversations with someone I’d never even met before. Can you relate? I think most of us have times when we think too far into the future, try too hard to imagine what someone will say to us and how we will respond.
About a year ago, I got one of the nastiest messages of my life. I’d actually never met this woman before – let’s call her Courtney. She was, however, good friends with a mutual acquaintance of mine with whom I’d had an incredibly rocky relationship. Apparently Courtney had heard a lot of one-sided angry comments… Read More Why I chose to forgive the woman who wronged me
I went to visit some friends the other day. While we sat and chatted, their 2-year old daughter kept coming over to the table, begging for attention. As adorable as she was, it was becoming quite difficult to have an adult conversation with her constantly asking us to come play with her. Trying to… Read More How to communicate more effectively
In Monday’s post I talked about the importance of building rest into your life and recognizing when you need a little more of it. But how to actually do that? The truth is, rest looks a little different for everyone.
Today’s post is the second of a 2-part series from guest writer Andy Terbovich. He shares with us some of the lessons he learned from creatively connecting with long-distance friends. To read part 1 of the series, click here. I came up with this story-telling idea because building and maintaining relationships is hard, especially today.… Read More 3 things I learned from telling stories with my friends
Today’s post is part 1 of a 2-part series from guest writer Andy Terbovich. He shares how he creatively connects with long-distance friends, and what he’s doing to help you do the same. Enjoy! About a year ago, I started to really think about how I maintain my relationships with friends and family. Eventually I… Read More A new way to connect with friends
Recently Michael and I were talking with a friend, and she mentioned something that we had been discussing a lot lately between the two of us. He gently nudged me and I nudged him back, smiling knowingly. It was amusing to us that this topic seemed to keep popping up, and we were enjoying the… Read More Why you should stop confabulating
I got angry with my husband a few nights ago. I was obviously upset, so he asked me what was going on. I told him, even though I knew I shouldn’t have. It was late and we were already tired, and the inevitable fight happened because neither of us could deal with the extra tension… Read More What happens when we play the blame game
It’s easy to talk about the idea of incorporating Minga into your daily life. It feels great to say you value spending your time on others. It’s a lot harder, however, to actually do it. Since I quit my job last year, my life has changed drastically. For one thing, I’ve been challenged to create… Read More A gentle reminder when you’re tempted to hoard your time
I recently heard a story about how a South American tribe accomplished the impossible. A group of aid workers were in the village, working hard to build their first-ever school. However, a series of setbacks had virtually guaranteed that the school would not be completed before the aid workers had to leave.