Playing the Game You Want to Win

Playing the Game You Want to Win

You’re not going to win at Scrabble if you’re playing by the rules for Monopoly. You’re not going to win at poker if you’re playing by the rules for solitaire. You can’t play chess with the rules for checkers. It’s always a risky bet for...
The Mother I Never Meant To Be

The Mother I Never Meant To Be

I’m not really sure I want to write this and I’m even less sure I want to share it. My insides are twisting as I type this, but they’ve been twisting for months, so I’m just going to write it anyway. It’s really difficult to be suffering...
After the Adventure, the Rough Landing

After the Adventure, the Rough Landing

So I’m fresh back from a long-anticipated trip to Universal Studios and Disney World with one of my best friends. Did you know you can request a pixie-dusting when you’re in the Magic Kingdom? It’s free, relatively not well known and it’s the...
Intuition vs Ego

Intuition vs Ego

How do you know whether the small, still voice you’re listening to is the right small, still voice to listen to? Have you ever tried to check in with your intuition, only to discover that you can’t distinguish the voice of your inner wisdom from the...
On Leaving Well

On Leaving Well

When I was, oh, eleven or twelve—I can’t actually remember, though I remember it was during the long reign of knee socks—I decided to quit Girl Guides. I remember this because it was the first time I ever left anything by my own choice. I also remember that I...