You are whole, by yourself.

June 10, 2022

If you aren’t already following Humans of New York, cancel the rest of your internet usage and start immediately. Brandon has created an absolute gift to the world. The latest story hit me really, really hard. Set aside 15 minutes to read the whole thing in order (1-15) and start…

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A wellness hack I want to tell you about

May 21, 2022

One of my favorite things to tell you about is my wellness hacks. But, let me first say, this whole “wellness” thing has been a journey for me. It’s something I’ve really been focusing on deeply over the last two years — at every level of wellness: the physical, the…

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A prayer for the teachers

May 16, 2022

Lord, I want to offer up a Saturday night (or any night) prayer for the teachers. All of them, dear Jesus, but double especially the ones who are also parents. And Savior, triple especially the ones who also have a graduate. It just isn’t tenable, God. I am asking you…

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For the parents who are slogging through May

May 13, 2022

The end of the school year, man. I’m on record about talking about this in 👏🏻real 👏🏻terms 👏🏻. No sugar coating here. And, right now, I’m thinking about all the parents who have any kind of graduates, too. Back in the old days, that means you either had a kid…

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My thoughts on the Roe v. Wade reversal

May 4, 2022

I’ve sat quietly with the leaked news of the Roe v Wade reversal for two days. Spent time in panicked group texts with my closest women and colleagues. Listened and watched and tried to get centered before offering anything to my community, because my first reaction to something this big…

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Sabotaging Big Days

December 14, 2017

Tracking your history, have you noticed that Christmas produces an inevitable cocktail of unintentional sabotage, overreactions, and meltdowns (or total withdrawal)? Do the best of days ended in tears, yelling, and devastation? Do you end the season curled up in a ball, confused how these lovely moments keep going sideways?…

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Whole30: A Lazy Girl’s Tale

May 4, 2017

Once upon a time, a girl ate whatever she wanted and quit exercising and treated her body like a dumpster fire and then she couldn’t fit into any of her pants. The chubby girl cried. Also all her joints cried. The end. I can’t possibly imagine what is wrong with…

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My Saddest Good Friday in Memory: When Treasured Things are Dead

April 14, 2017

I spent a bit of time yesterday reading pieces I’ve written on Good Friday for the last several years. They all have a different tone, a different perspective, a different sense of the day Jesus saved the world. This year is different yet again. If you’ll permit me grace to…

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The Gate is Open

October 22, 2015

I don’t know if you know this, but chickens are low-hanging fruit. My girlfriend Katie asked me yesterday: “Did you have trouble with animals digging to get to your chickens? Did you have anything around their coop to prevent it?” No, we basically provided a free chicken buffet for neighboring…

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Gilmore Girls: All My Feely Feelings

October 7, 2015

In a leader, you really want tenacity. Friends, I want you to know that you can trust my influence because I totally committed to the entire Gilmore Girls series this summer. I see through my vows. I am not a quitter. A lot of you followed “my journey” through GG since…

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