My Daily Practice For Facing Down Fear

How do you deal with fear? This is the question I’m asked more than others. It makes sense. After facing my mortality, fear became a regular—albeit unwelcome—factor in my daily life. It paralyzed me. I couldn’t eat. Couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t think or function beyond the terrifying “What if … ?” After all, this human life supplies good […]

Self-Esteem, Insecurity and a World Desperate for Significance

ANNOUNCING the Official Release of "I Am"

It’s been more than six years since my insecure self first opened a Word document and typed the words “I Am …” What followed was very little typing, and a whole lot of staring at the screen: I am … The cursor blinked while I waited for inspiration. Clearly, the sentence wasn’t finished. I needed more. […]

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Fashion Issues, Girl Drama & the Longing To Be Beautiful

The secret to real beauty

She stomped and stewed all the way to the bus stop. And shed a few tears too, no doubt. She was frustrated, which made my littlest fireball madder than a hornet. She can’t stand it when life doesn’t go her way. And this particular morning, much to her devastation, she couldn’t find A THING to wear. Yep. […]

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How Boundaries With my Son Overwhelmed Me

A Guest Post by Kathi Lipp

Sitting across from my son at Starbucks, seeing him in so much pain, so completely overwhelmed, I was desperate to kiss him on the forehead, say some magic mommy words, and make all the hurt go away. The Problem The only problem with this plan? My little boy is 6’1” and in his mid-twenties. But […]