Shutting Down The Comparison Game

Comparison tempts at the most inopportune times. For example, when you’re launching a big project or trying something new and risky. When you’re meeting new friends and desire to fit in. Rather than feeling a boost of confidence, you glimpse someone else doing it bigger and better. In minutes, you slide from “on top of […]


Courageous Relationships

“I quit!” Those words spew from my lips at least 2 or 3 times while stomping through my house like a rhino on a rampage. (Warning: Honest revelation forthcoming) Sometimes people wear me out. I love people, I thrive in relationship. But occasionally friendship seems more trouble than it’s worth. On this particular day I’d […]

Conflict: The Art of Fighting Fair

As the grand finale of my recent series on conflict, I’ve compiled hours of reading and research into this one post. Maybe you’re like me–dealing with difficult relationship situations seems almost unnatural and beyond figuring out. The more I’ve read and studied recently, the more I realize we are not alone! Conflict resolution doesn’t come […]

Conflict: Watch Out for the Goat Heads

“Watch out for the goat heads just past County Line Road!” The frantic woman called out her warning as we passed each other on our respective bikes. Goat heads? Did I unknowingly enter a neighborhood known for late night chants and bloody rituals? I’m in the middle of bland suburbia. Surely not … “What did […]