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  • Problem, I Welcome You

    It’s definitely our animal instinct to avoid problems like the plague. But we’re not merely animals.

  • Good people aren’t perfect

    Did you lose it last week? With your colleague at work? Your…

  • Sometimes…

    Sometimes…life is just….

  • Don’t Get Impeached

    For Nixon, it wasn’t so much the campaign to discredit his opponents (although illegal), it was the…

  • The 3rd Best Way to Suffer Well

    This week we’ve talked about Acknowledging our suffering, and even learning to Appreciate it. Today may be the most difficult…

  • Our mistakes do not define us

    Other people’s reactions to our mistakes do not define us, even when they have power over us.

  • The Price of Non-Admission

    “Only God knows the number of patients who went prematurely to their graves because of me.” (Dr. Ignawtz Semmelweis) Yesterday we spoke of the wisdom of admitting our mistakes. It simply makes sense to do so because all we’re doing is testifying that since the mistake we’ve become wiser, wise enough to see the error […]

  • Moving On

    “Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) So…at some point in time this year you messed up in a major way. You blew it big time, and now you feel as if all your hard work […]

  • Angels with Dirty Faces

    “It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.” (David Fyfe) Sure, they look like little angels when they first arrive, but it only takes a few hours for you to realize the difference. When you place a child on a pedestal, expecting angelic perfection from them, you set them up for a great fall. You […]

  • Toddlers, Tiaras, and Thievery

    “You know mom just watches it to feel good about herself.”   This was the explanation my daughter gave my son for why I, an intelligent and normal mom, was watching Toddlers and Tiaras.   Dang! I hate it when kids tell the truth. And I admit that I do feel rather superior after watching […]