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Pretty Stinking Cool

little voiceSome of you may recommend the therapist’s couch after I share this, but sometimes I hear a little voice. Let me start by saying I believe that life – daily life – should be driven by faith, effort, and optimism. I also WANT to believe that people are fundamentally good and that they are worthy of trust. But if you lie to me? You’re done. I’m working on forgiveness, I really am. But in the meantime, the BS meter is active. And when the BS meter goes off, the little voice can be heard. Continue reading “Pretty Stinking Cool” »

The Courage to Connect

“There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.”

- Scott Peck, Author of The Road Less Travelled

I’ve learned a great deal about building community from two people I know primarily through social media: a retired nurse from upstate New York and a marketing manager at a mortgage company in San Diego. Both have recently embarked on writing careers, and they blog regularly about their writing journeys.  They both demonstrate a quality that is fundamental to creating powerful relationships with others: they connect – not superficially, but in a grab-your-heart and-squeeze kind of way. Continue reading “The Courage to Connect” »

My New Best Friends

Please tell me I’m not the only one. Over the last year, I’ve apparently started operating in a parallel universe, where I friendslook the same, live in the same house with the same people, but I’ve started to exhibit some really bizarre behaviors. Especially when it comes to my friends. Well, at least my new friends. My new best friends.

I think friendships, the really deep, worthwhile ones, develop over time. At least I used to think so, until social media conditioned me to Continue reading “My New Best Friends” »