A Surprising Benefit of Letting Go

A Surprising Benefit of Letting Go

I love flowers. I love seeing them bloom, love receiving cut flower bouquets, love the way they smell. Yet when someone gives me a potted plant, I panic. I can’t keep them alive for anything. Mainly it’s because I forget to water them. Other times, I get overzealous...
Ever Wonder if What You Do Matters?

Ever Wonder if What You Do Matters?

I wonder about this fairly regularly. Especially when there doesn’t seem to be any tangible evidence that what we do makes a difference. But I received a completely unexpected gift recently that reminded me, once again, that the results are not up to me. My job is to...
When Emotions Try to Take Over

When Emotions Try to Take Over

This has been an emotional week. The kind where it seems my feelings are running all over the place, dragging me along and I’m panting and racing behind them, trying to keep up. I’ve grieved the loss of a friend. Been excited about an unexpected surprise. Wrestled...
What To Do When You’re Stuck

What To Do When You’re Stuck

Do you ever get stuck? You’re in the middle of a busy day, or month-long project, or novel, and suddenly, everything stops. You’re not sure what to do next. Paralysis sets in, followed, often, by panic. What’s wrong? Why can’t I move forward? What if I NEVER get going...
One Phrase that has Changed My To-Do List

One Phrase that has Changed My To-Do List

Anyone else an over-thinker? I fall into that trap far too often, especially when it comes to my to-do list. I’ll finish a task—large or small–and then spend the next three hours—maybe days–trying to decide what to do next. This? Or that? But if I do this,...
One Trick to Reach Your Goals in 2014

One Trick to Reach Your Goals in 2014

At this time of year, the advice pouring in from every corner of the internet overwhelms me. Do more of X. Find better ways to do Y. Don’t forget to spend time on Z. Where do we start? In working through Donald Miller’s Storyline workbook, I’ve come to love the...