Good to Give

Saturday afternoon the kids and I went through their playroom for the annual pre-Christmas purge. (It’s kind of a tradition, though some years it’s more of a post-Christmas purge.) We dump all of the toys on the floor and the kids go through them and pick out a handful they want to keep. It’s an […]

Ashamed No More

I was ashamed of being small and skinny. I was ashamed of being smart and creative, but not in conventional ways. I was ashamed of being introverted. I was ashamed when I couldn’t live up to other people’s expectations, especially those I loved. I was ashamed because everyone else told me my life had a […]

Defeating the Scarcity Mentality

A scarcity mentality is the perspective that there’s only so much good to be had. Like a pie, or a pizza, there are only so many slices, and once they are gone, that’s it. There is no more. This mindset comes out in people in different ways; for some, it creates a hyper-competitiveness, an insatiable […]

Forget the Lingo, Get the Best

This week I’m participating in Seth Godin’s #YourTurnChallenge. My goal is to blog everyday this week (Mon-Sun) here on my site as well as on the challenge’s official Tumblr blog. Here’s my Day 2 submission. I took this picture over the weekend. I was at a retreat for leaders, and I woke up early to […]

Overlooked, He Overcame

It hurts to be overlooked. This morning I received a very polite rejection email for a job to which I don’t remember applying. After racking my brain for a few minutes, I remembered the position – a writer for a non-profit organization – and re-read the email. It read, in essence, like this: “Dear Jason […]