The truth about caring what others think

Truth? I care about what others think and it’s my preference to be liked. I don’t need that approval to validate who I am, nor do I need it 100% of the time, but if I’m honest (and we might as well be) I like to be liked, and guess what? So do you. Why […]


what no one talks about, when they talk about how to be courageous

Sometimes, right before bed and even when I’m tired, I will suddenly find that I can’t sleep. I’ll feel a low-grade anxiety, and it’s difficult to pinpoint what it’s about. So my husband—he’s such a champ—and I will pull on jackets and take a few loops up and down the block, and we’ll talk about […]


everything I know about courage

Everything I know about courage, I learned from completely messing up my life. (And, upon realizing I’d messed up something, deciding to learn from that). Courage isn’t something you’re born with; it’s a habit. It’s a practice that you create and cultivate over time. Again: everything I know about courage, I learned from completely messing […]