So where do you go from here?

So what do you do once you’ve tried something and it didn’t turn out the way you thought?  You have a college degree but there is no job out there for you and you’re back living at home with your parents…your marriage is trashed and he’s gone and now you have a baby to take care of…you followed your dream and now you are in a town with no friends and no family and no money and no idea what to do…you’ve got your dream job and you hate it and realize it’s not what you want to be doing at all… Any of this sound familiar? …Details

It’s not about wars.

This is Memorial Day.  With all its odd mixture of Nationalist rhetoric, pro/anti-war sentiment, sadness for he fallen, vague guilt that we should feel/do/be something we aren’t, anger that we are something we never wanted to be, and the need to stop the hurting. …Details

Pick your battles

You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose….No, no that’s not what I mean.  In many situations as adults we learn that choosing what is worth attempting to change or challenge is worthwhile because not everything is worth the effort. …Details

Challenge your beliefs

Sometimes the oddest beliefs are taught to us by our families.  And we don’t realize that’s what they are and that we live our lives by them until something brings them into bold relief.  Early in my career I was given the opportunity to learn American Sign Language and work as an interpreter. …Details

You are evidence of what you believe

Ever heard “Words are just words” or “Actions speak louder than words”?  While words have power, our actions show our beliefs and our intent even if we don’t know consciously what they are saying.  Choosing over and over to stay home and watch other people live their lives says that you’re not good enough and others are more worthy. …Details