Sharing is a Responsibility

I really don’t like to talk about myself or tell my story or share my ideas. I don’t like being asked “what’s new with you?” or “what’s your story?” or “what’s your opinion?” It makes me feel vulnerable and, as a result, anxious – my most familiar, but least favorite feeling. Subsequently, I’ve spent years deflecting, trying to avoid…

Kindness is Not an Option

I wish I could tell you there was some magic formula for kindness. That if you just do fill in the blank, kindness will come naturally and you’ll always be kind. It’s just not that easy. Kindness is a choice, and not always an easy choice. What does help me, though, is remembering…

Love is a Verb

I sometimes lament to my husband about how I wish my dog knew how much I loved him. My husband always responds with, “He does. You feed him.” And that couldn’t be more true. My dog has no concept of the word love, but he has a concept of…

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