3 Questions to Help You Be a Rebel With a Cause

5 minute read "Even Jell-O needs a mold." Fortunately, I was given this simple advice late in my twenty's so that I could absorb and appreciate it. It made sense and helped me get out of my way creatively and personally. This is also what quieted my inner rebel and allowed me to move towards … Continue reading 3 Questions to Help You Be a Rebel With a Cause

How Facing Off With Our Past Can Help Our Present

5 minute read When I was a kid, I called my dad "The Man Who Never Smiled." As you can imagine, this nickname thrilled him. I wish I could say it was one of those moments in childhood when fading memories and blurred dreams merge into one, and you're not sure what's real. But I … Continue reading How Facing Off With Our Past Can Help Our Present

The Importance of Being a Perspective Detective

3 minute read It’s anger. It’s sadness. It’s confusion and frustration. When our thoughts and beliefs are questioned or receive any push back, we tighten up, rev up, gear up for the fight. We become uptight and ready to pounce. We will prove them wrong once and for all. We will plow through everything to … Continue reading The Importance of Being a Perspective Detective

3 Steps to Help You Create Like a Mother

This piece is a guest post I wrote prior for my dear friends at The Perpetual Visitor. The request was to write: how to find time for your own creative pursuits once you become a mother.  Please share this with any moms you know who could benefit from it in any way. We're all in … Continue reading 3 Steps to Help You Create Like a Mother

A Counterintuitive Approach to Ease A Burning Heart

7 minute read   "You marry your unfinished business," she said with a nonchalant shrug. She delivered this news with such a matter-of-fact-ness that the only natural response was to jump up and call her out on her bullshit. But since this was probably not the best way to kick-off our third couples therapy session, … Continue reading A Counterintuitive Approach to Ease A Burning Heart

Why Listening to Your Heart Doesn’t Sound Smart

5 minute read You've heard it a million times: follow your heart. It’s so cliché that you may dismiss it as a touchy-feely idealistic way of living your life. It sounds innocent and childish. It doesn’t sound smart because it’s not. Everything considered smart is contained, practical, and organized. It all comes from the left … Continue reading Why Listening to Your Heart Doesn’t Sound Smart

The Mother Phrase to End All Freakouts

5 minute read We all remember the wedding scene in Old School, right? Noooow you're smiling. Fantastic! The wedding singer brings such a hilarious intensity to an otherwise overplayed and overly dramatic ballad of "Total Eclipse of the Heart." He nails urgency and light-heartedness like a champ. The Dan Band takes it for the win. … Continue reading The Mother Phrase to End All Freakouts

Why Changing For Good Doesn’t Make You a Jerk

3 minute read   Right about now... the funk soul brother? No. Right about now is the time of year when if you're like a lot of people, your commitment to the resolution you made just weeks ago, is starting to wane. Maybe it's because you set yourself up for failure. Or maybe it's because … Continue reading Why Changing For Good Doesn’t Make You a Jerk

How to Stop Creating a Baby Boom of Man Babies

5 minute read Keep it together. The minute that you say this to yourself you know you're a millisecond away from completely losing your shit. You need to fly down into the basement and do some shadow boxing or throw your head into the nearest pillow to scream like an animal. I did neither. I … Continue reading How to Stop Creating a Baby Boom of Man Babies