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When Self-Doubt Creeps In

When Self-Doubt Creeps In

I am not immune to self-doubt playing a role in my life. I don’t know that it’s something I’ll ever be completely rid of. But when it surfaces, I try to think my way through what is really going on. For me, this means writing out my thoughts or...
Your Life Begins and Ends With You

Your Life Begins and Ends With You

  Your life begins and ends with YOU. It’s not with buying the right home. It’s not with finding the ideal partner. It’s not with the killer job. It’s not even with marriage or having a baby. Each of these are moments in your life that begin the...
Practice Makes Confidence

Practice Makes Confidence

I’ve decided to replace the old saying of “practice makes perfect” with a new one that sounds wiser, feels better (at least it does to me when I say it), and is actually attainable. Practice makes confidence. I like that confidence is a feeling, which is something you...
The Shortchanged Life

The Shortchanged Life

Why do we shortchange ourselves? When we finally build up enough courage to venture beyond our comfort zone, dipping our toes into a more joyful life, we end up retreating back into our complacent routines when our actions are questioned. We allow the opinions of...
Truth and Dare

Truth and Dare

Remember that game you used to play where someone would ask, “Truth or dare?” and you’d then choose whether you wanted to reveal a truth about yourself or embark on a dare? Well, the other day the thought occurred to me that we should live our lives as truth AND dare....