caring what other people think

caring what other people think

Caring what other people think There’s a story behind this podcast episode: a story that intertwines what we learned about friendships during our formative years, with caring what other people think. The two are connected, and in this podcast episode I share how...
Outrunning despair

Outrunning despair

I was staring at the news. Hurricanes on top of hurricanes. Politicians ending dreams. Fires on top of fires. I thought of my home and imagined how it would feel if everything I owned was sitting in four feet of water. Or if I’d been separated from my family and...
how to know when to quit something

how to know when to quit something

In 2016, I trained for and completed my first half-Ironman triathlon, which entailed 1.2 miles of swimming immediately followed by 56 miles of biking immediately followed by a half-marathon (13.1 miles of running). I did all of this while running our life coach...
hiding out from your life

hiding out from your life

There were all of the good things, lined up neatly in rows: There was my husband, Italian and creative and endlessly compassionate—when I think of him, I often think, “he is a beautiful human being”—and our delicious, healthy, fresh baby girl. There was my self-made...
Be where you are (even if you’re just treading water)

Be where you are (even if you’re just treading water)

What we are used to, when it comes to courage, is pushing: pushing to get to the “next level.” Pushing to create your “big thing.” Pushing to grow, to achieve, to be a better version of yourself than the version that you were, last year. Innovate, innovate,...

Your healing cannot be dependent on an apology

I used to be someone who thought that I couldn’t move forward, until the other person had apologized. They did me wrong, they failed me, they knew better yet didn’t do better—and, the cherry on top of a big pile o’ shit? They refused to apologize, or they offered a...
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