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 […]

I Am Enough

It is not an easy thing to both exit and reenter this world on the same day. And I believe it’s even worse when you reenter it as a different person. This is what happened in the early stages of writing this book. I initially thought the timing to be terrible. I had a book […]

The Incomparable Gift of Imperfect You

Her question interrupted a perfect evening with the face-slap of reality: “Why do you talk funny?” The blow nearly knocked me over, right there on the cold pavement of a downtown sidewalk. I blinked, stunned. She didn’t mean to offend, of course. She was only four years old. And four-year-old girls are incapable of offense. Simply, […]

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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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