The Pain of Awareness

I know I’m late to the game, but I recently started looking into the Enneagram. A friend bought me some books to peruse about it, but I was content just knowing I was an INTJ/INFJ, so they sat in my Kindle library for awhile, unread. She reminded me in passing, so I decided to at […]

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I sometimes wonder why it’s so hard to see the truth about certain things. Of course, it’s easier for me to wonder this about other people: why do they not see that they’re wrong? It’s so obvious! But I know I struggle with the same, even if it’s visibility is diminished by, well, personal bias.  I […]

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Small Changes

I’ve been making some changes in my everyday life recently — restarting old good habits, creating new ones altogether. It’s hard.  And this is just your friendly reminder to be gentle with yourself and start small. I know you want to be crazy healthy, and I want you to be healthy, too. But changing everything […]

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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to speak at my original eighth grade’s HIGH SCHOOL graduation. Which I’m still coming to terms with, but I guess it’s okay. It was wonderful to see them.  I talked about change. They had asked me to share how I’ve seen them grow and change, but I […]

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An Impossible Target

My dad recently told me a story. He was just down South for a work trip and ended up at a shooting range with a few colleagues. He met and began talking to a world-renowned marksman; I’ll call him Jason. Jason pulled out his personal rifle and asked my dad if he’d like to try […]

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The Humility to Change Your Mind

Maybe it’s because my confidence is increasing as I get older, but I tend to have rather strong opinions. Actually, I feel like I mainly just express them strongly. I reach for superlatives and colorfully big words to try to make the other person see what I’m saying. Sometimes I stretch too far. My tone can be […]

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