Never Doubt

This morning, I received an email that triggered an old thought pattern: 'Oh shit, I messed up. I'm a disappointment and this guy thinks I suck.' After meditating and noticing how quick I (still) am to judge myself, I stopped and reread the email. This time, I saw it through a different lens: 'Wow, this …

On Being Afraid

As I approach the one-year anniversary of the break-in of my house, I realized something: I am afraid. I am afraid that the same thing will happen again (not likely, but research shows that anniversaries of traumatic events can trigger anxiety, memories, and feelings associated with the incident). I am afraid that I'll be in …

Hire or Higher?

Seven years ago, I wrote a blog post about my frustrations searching for jobs. Back then, I was still motivated by money (like so many of us who need to support ourselves) and a big fancy title that would mean something to other people. I had not yet acquired the confidence that my skills and my talents …

To Luna

I sprinkled your ashes next to the biggest star I could find. You are the moon after all. I did it knowing how often I would be up there looking at the beautiful view, breathless and grateful for the climb. Maybe you washed down the mountain with the latest rainfall. It doesn't matter. Because now …