Your Story isn’t Perfect. That’s why it’s beautiful and powerful. “We are drawn to the brokenness in each other.” Words spoken to me by an acting coach when I was absolutely obsessed (wouldn’t admit it then) with trying to be “perfect.” That focus on an unachievable state was not only hurting my career, (and bank [...]
Mom’s aren’t perfect. Every family is dysfunctional. (Have you ever known a perfectly functional one?) Our mom’s play a HUGE part in creating who we are today. So, revisiting my mother’s wisdom in Part 1, I become even more aware of Mom’s influence on my daily thoughts. Comments that used to elicit a rolling-of-the-eyes became [...]
I’d like to know where Hallmark World is. Apparently it’s better than Disneyland. Mother’s Day in Hallmark World, for instance, is a celebration of warm and fuzzy perfect parenting, unconditional love and support and endless memories of dress-up and tea parties. In my world, though, my mother and I have rarely seen eye-to-eye, and at [...]
If you resolved this year to master a new skill, sport or language, right about now you may be hitting a rough patch. Hang in!
Learning to snowboard was ridiculously frustrating. After all, I had gotten pretty good at skiing, so why, for an entire day, was I spending so much time with my butt in the snow and my board on its side instead of flowing down the mountain as I had expected? The most irritating were the level [...]
“There are a lot of nervous men out there right now.” The words, said so matter-of-fact, rolled off my husband’s tongue as we watched the morning news of the 23 million dollar harassment settlement by O’Reilly and the growing list of violators that echo the Weinstein scandal. My friends and business associates ask me daily [...]
Who doesn’t need more courage somewhere in their life? I saw a definition of courage this week that stuck with me and to paraphrase, “Courage is a commitment to work through the fear and accomplish a goal.” When we think back on the moments in life that we overcame fear to make something happen there [...]