I once heard that expectations are (often) just our attempts to maintain, even regain, control. Oh, sure. Expectations have a place, and are needed. Parents expect their children to behave and obey their rules, teachers expect to see students progress in their understanding throughout a school year, bosses expect employees to perform according the the… Read More EXCUSE ME, YOUR EXPECTATIONS ARE TOUCHING ME
I recently read a book that I am still processing. It is important to listen to, or read about the experiences of others without feeling the need to insert our own voices, opinions and thoughts. It is important for us to validate the struggles of others, the ones to which we can solidly relate, but… Read More YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ASSUMING
The Internet is a wild place. Behind billions of screens individuals are connecting with people they will never meet in person. While some choose to bully from the safety of their keyboards, others are using the broad connection as a means to help and uplift the masses. It is a tangled web that can wreak… Read More SPEAK IT
May was a hard month. I turned down a job opportunity. It was the right decision for several reasons, but still the experience evoked a lot of emotions. It’s hard to say no when a yes is nowhere in sight, but it would have been harder to say an unfortunate yes that would have required a… Read More HIT THE ROAD, JACK
Have you seen the commercial for KIND bars that differentiates between being nice vs. kind? It speaks of the “other” bars as being nice for taking out artificial flavors and harmful chemicals, but defines themselves as kind because they never had to, they have only ever used wholesome ingredients. In essence, nice does what it… Read More NICE OR KIND?