expectations low, vision high

You already know that I’m not a big fan of expectations. They’re limiting in a multitude of ways, and are a fertile ground for breeding Stories about what it did or did not mean when the expectations were, or were not, met. And– All that said, it’s demeaning to...
what I would have told you

what I would have told you

  Before loving someone for this long, I would have told you: –that if it’s “meant to be,” it’s easy; –that it would be unimaginable to think of hurting one another; –that there would only ever be the best times ahead; —that problems in a...
a new interview with Brene Brown

a new interview with Brene Brown

  An Interview with Brene Brown Brene Brown and I got together for our first interview for The Courageous Living Program, over a year ago. The Gifts of Imperfection had been released and was starting to take hold. TED talks were on the horizon. I immediately resonated...

seeing the rope

“There’s no secret to it. It’s just a lot of years of getting up, putting on the shoes and getting out the door on those days when it doesn’t feel good and when it’s not all that fun and still putting in the work.” –Jenny Simpson (1500M gold medal winner at the...
this is fully alive

this is fully alive

This is fully alive: the New York Times project called “The Lives They Loved,” a collection of photographs of people who had died in 2011. Readers submitted a photo of the person and a few lines about who they were. Here are the sorts of things that they wrote: “He...

how I write

Sometimes I’m asked how I write–especially how I can generate so much content. I don’t know that I have a cohesive, simple answer to that question, but last week I was inspired by reading an interview between Susannah Conway and Danielle LaPorte–like...