12 Hugs a Day

"We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth." ~Virginia Satir, family therapist   I like to walk up to my husband and kids and hug them for no reason. But there really is no such thing as a hug … Continue reading 12 Hugs a Day

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Don’t Sell Yourself Short

"The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short."  ~ Abraham Maslow We're just a few days away from the new year, 2018. Lots of folks are making resolutions and goals to make it a good one, including myself. 2017 was actually a pretty awesome year for me. Not because … Continue reading Don’t Sell Yourself Short

The World Needs Your Weirdness

Since writing my Seize the Strange Manifesto, I can't stop thinking about the importance of weirdness. My "strangest" life choices are the ones which have brought me the most struggle, stress, and self-doubt. But they've also been the ones which have brought me the most strength, satisfaction, and self-confidence. Weird changes your life. Weird changes … Continue reading The World Needs Your Weirdness

Strange Fruit

Sometimes I feel like an unmarked seed planted in a garden. Each day I curiously and compassionately tend to my life's needs to keep myself growing, hoping I last long enough to find out what type of strange fruit my life will produce before I become worm food. Until then, I'll just enjoy the process. … Continue reading Strange Fruit

The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment

The thing I want most for my children when they grow up is to enjoy their life. But only they can make this happen. This is the first Noble Truth on the Path to Enjoyment: You alone are responsible for your enjoyment. The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment are inspired by my love … Continue reading The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment