the courage toolbox: discernment

Discernment: “the ability to see and understand people, things, or stituations clearly and intelligently” –Merriam-Webster   Discernment is a key tool when practicing courage. It’s the razor’s edge between the kind of crazy that pulls a few all-nighters to proudly meet a launch deadline…and pulling all-nighters until you run yourself into the ground. It’s the […]


What courage really looks like

I was having a conversation with Andrea Owen about courage when I said, “I don’t think that I’m courageous because I do these big, grandiose things with my life. On paper, my life is pretty ordinary–husband, house, kid, career, and always plenty of laundry to do.” Yet a lot of people end up here, at […]


how to be happy

When you ask people to get right down to it, they want to be…happy. Consider anything that you do, even those things that are difficult: get up early in the morning for a run; work on your marriage; start a meditation practice. Why are you doing it? Because you want to be happy. But then […]