Sometimes, we’re the last to take our own medicine. I remember when I was a seminary student in Cleveland, TN, working at the Cracker Barrel. I’d get relationship advice from folks who’d torched multiple marriages (women and men). The advice was actually really good and insightful. I was in seminary, so I could recognize good… Continue reading Taking my own medicine
I’d like to follow up on my post from yesterday… that more isn’t always better. My follow up is simple. The reason we often think more is better is because we don’t think we have enough of something. Something’s missing. Something feels off. We have this sense that we’re either missing out or we don’t have… Continue reading You have more than you think you do
Our family celebrated one of the cousin’s birthdays recently 11with a pool party at my sister-in-law and brother-in-law’s neighborhood pool. When we got back to the house after all of the splishing, splashing, and Marco-Poloing, my in-laws offered all of the kids something out of their garage fridge. The garage fridge: where suburbanites keep all… Continue reading More Isn’t Always Better
Are you taking care of yourself? Last night, I stood in front of the iPhone cases at Target for over an hour. We’re upgrading our phones at a buy-one-get-one price through AT&T. It’s been 30 months. I’ve cracked screens before and I’ve vowed never to let it happen again. So… I spent an hour in… Continue reading Are You Taking Care of Yourself?
Waking up at 2am and not being able to go back to bed because you’re worried sick about a work situation = no fun. I’ve been there. Occasionally, I still go there. But being stuck in that place over long periods of time is no way to live. Not only does it take a toll… Continue reading What Sue in accounting will say at your funeral
Few things feed garden variety overwhelm more than a lack of clarity. Have you ever decided to tackle the ‘clean out the garage’ project? Or that closet? Or the basement? Or your email inbox? It’s overwhelming isn’t it? When I take on a project like that, I just stand and stare for a really long time with… Continue reading When you’re overwhelmed, you might be struggling with this…