Taking my own medicine

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

More Isn’t Always Better

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

What Sue in accounting will say at your funeral

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

When you’re overwhelmed, you might be struggling with this…

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…