The Upside to Assumption

It was bad enough that I was in one of my least favorite places on the planet, but the tech at my doctor’s office couldn’t resist going the extra mile. “So, how old are your kids?” she asked. In the few moments we’d been in the same airspace, I’d said nothing about kids or family. Had she been […]

Settle down.

Someone recently told me about a movie they saw in which its 24-year-old lead character was in need of some life guidance. She felt lost, she felt like she didn’t have a purpose. The commentary surrounding this movie went something like this: “It was just a weird movie, because the character was 24. Aren’t you supposed to be […]

What about the guy?

I’m hearing a phrase more and more these days, and it’s a bit troubling to me. “Happy wife, happy life.” Really? I’ve been familiar with it for years, but I heard it in a Weight Watchers commercial tonight, I’ve heard it on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters and I often hear it in casual […]


It’s been said that you shouldn’t marry the person you can live with, but that you should marry the one you can’t live without. I think we can add to that, don’t you? Marry not the person who simply brings something to the table, but who can also bring something to your soul during the […]

Two Steps Back

Sometimes all I can do is chuckle at life’s way of setting me back a few paces — usually right after I’ve finished patting myself on the back about something. Some of the setbacks we can anticipate, others catch us off guard. Maybe it’s nothing more than a schedule that’s been thrown off for the […]

The Bright Side

I switched elementary schools at that critical point when state capitals were being taught. As a result, I don’t know them all by heart. I had a small music scholarship to a college in Indiana, but didn’t accept it. As a result, I ended up majoring in advertising…elsewhere. I’ve never had a good New Year’s […]

The Calling

I came across a video today in which Louise Hay, best-selling author and founder of Hay House, spoke about about her experiences, journey in life and publishing path. If you’re willing to change your thinking, you can change your life. She’d heard this before, but it finally resonated with her. “That little penny dropping was a big deal,” she […]