When It’s Hard to Feel Gratitude

Have you ever found yourself saying, I know I should be grateful, but… Well, let’s talk for a minute about this gratitude thing. Have you ever had one of those moments when something you thought you understood became so crystal clear that it changed the way you thought about almost everything? And then you wantContinue reading “When It’s Hard to Feel Gratitude”

Can We Ever Really Go Back?

For the last few weeks, I’ve had this overwhelming urge to go back… To what? I’m not exactly sure. But what I am certain of is this: where I’m going feels equally unclear. It’s not that I don’t have anything going on, projects in the works, future goals, etc., I’m just not sure where allContinue reading “Can We Ever Really Go Back?”

How to Deal with Discontent

Today, as I write, it’s -12 here in Indiana. It’s freezing! But I’ve only got 4 weeks to wait until my winter break vacation. Yay!! Although I’ve learned to tolerate the cold a lot better than I used to, I’m ready for some warmth. A lot of people around me are grumbling, feeling an equalContinue reading “How to Deal with Discontent”

8 Ways to Journal and Why

Why bother with journaling? As a writer, people confess to me all the time: “I suck at writing. Journaling is something I know I should do, but I just can’t bring myself to write.” What they really mean is they suck at following the rules of writing and because of that, they associate punishment withContinue reading “8 Ways to Journal and Why”

How to Find Your Way to Joy

Life would be easier if joy was a cupcake we could buy whenever we got a craving for something sweet. But I compare it more to a hidden street, not listed on any map – one that seems to change location from one day to the next. It’s always there, but it’s not always easyContinue reading “How to Find Your Way to Joy”

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