Happy independence day! Whenever I think of the fourth of July, I always think of one thing – fireworks. Curious how other countries celebrate their independence day? Click here for the 8 most interesting independence day traditions around the world.
As I mentioned before, I had a really hard time telling the story about my pajama pants. When the truth finally dawned on me, I just couldn’t believe that I’d spent all those years and wasted all of that energy on something so insignificant and untrue!
I recently heard an excellent Ted Talk by Isaac Lidsky. He opened with a fascinating story about a little girl talking to her daddy about her goldfish. Her daddy explained that the fish is able to swim forward by wagging his tail to push him through the water. “Yes, daddy,” the little girl said.… Read More The danger of backwards-swimming fish
A few weeks ago, I had a meltdown. Because of various health issues, I’ve found myself going to a lot of doctor’s appointments lately. These days I average between 2-3 appointments every single week. It’s safe to say that I’ve gone to more doctor’s appointments in the last year than I have in the rest… Read More When hard work becomes a bad thing
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
In honor of the Olympic Games in Rio, I’ve decided to change up my format a bit. I hope you enjoy this article about a new addition to the games that I’m really looking forward to. I’m terribly excited about the Olympic Games in Rio this month. Not because of all the drama that’s surrounded them… Read More Why I’m so excited about this year’s Olympics
I often think about my trip to Busan a few years ago. I think about how easy it would have been to let the travel time, the crowds, and the rain tarnish my impression of the event and enjoyment of the day. It’s so easy to let forces outside our control govern our emotions.… Read More How to change your inner narrative
My toilet overflowed this morning. I’m not talking about a little bit of moisture around the edges of the bowl. It was absolutely flooding the room. By the time the water had been stopped, my bathroom and hallway were sitting in a quarter inch of water. A good part of the water had even been… Read More The lesson of the clogged toilet
Three years ago, I found myself bruised and battered and lying handcuffed to a hospital bed.
Happy new year! Can you believe it’s already 2016? I’ve been looking back a lot on 2015, reflecting on what I did right and where I can improve. 2015 was a year of huge change for me. I moved, quit my job, and started working as a freelance writer. I was engaged and then married… Read More How to have your best year ever