In the four years since she's been gone, I've forgotten a lot. But there are some things that even a poor memory won't allow you to forget.
Sometimes doing the wrong thing is how we find out what's right.
We might be wired for negativity, but it doesn't mean that we can't change the way that we see the world.
Paying attention means recognizing that we are a part of the cultural fabric. While it’s helpful to emit “light and love” from our particular strand, sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes we have to do something.
Comparing the way that we feel to the way that other people look is a sure ticket to Shameville, and I’ve been there enough times to know that it’s not the most fun-filled place (unless your favorite Instagram filter involves unwashed hair and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.)
"Do you see that?" she asked, a kind but stern smile between her rosy cheeks. "That's what happens when you tell a lie. It starts out small, and it gets bigger and bigger and bigger."
When we were kids, imagination and magical thinking came easily. How do we get that back?
I used to just not answer my phone. "What could I possibly offer right now?" I'd wonder, silently slinking away from the people in my life....but it turns out, we have more to offer in those moments than it seems.
Why are some goals always just beyond reach?
While many of us recognize the importance of being mindful, there’s a difference between knowing something is helpful and actually doing it. So how do we put into practice the tools that we know would be good for us?