What I learned this year : 2017

What I learned this year : 2017

1. The book has a life all its own. I can create it, nurture it, and bring it into the world, but after that? It’s all some mashup of fate. This feels really, really vulnerable to acknowledge…but also kind of calming, too. 2. Invest in people. Time, love,...
when you don’t know what to do

when you don’t know what to do

The good news: people are waking up, looking beyond their own bubbles, and seeing the world’s problems. The bad news: people don’t know what to do . It’s hard to admit that we don’t know what to do , to solve the world’s problems—not in any absolute sense. And...
courage habit : Create community

courage habit : Create community

Here’s an excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Courage Habit. This excerpt discusses the four part of the Courage Habit process: how to create community. To truly live courageous lives, we need other like-minded people around us who are also trying to honor the...

how to deal with stress

I got a book deal. The day that my editor called and said, “We want to buy your book!” I was feeling like this: And then, quite suddenly, things were moving quickly. – Contract for my attorney to review and for me to sign. – First few chapters due...
15 ways to be the happiest person you know

15 ways to be the happiest person you know

1. Break up routines. Take a different route to drop the kids off, order a different drink at the coffee shop, buy one book from a different section of the bookstore. 2. Build sabbaticals into your life. A day, an hour, a week, whatever your life will accommodate. And...

what are you denying?

Here’s what I missed out on when I spent all those years choosing not to forgive and let go, choosing to hold on to resentment. I missed how funny my mother is–hilarious, really. How she can come up with a perfectly timed comment that, reflected on years later,...
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