To Change Your Life, Change Your Perspective

I was walking along the beach the other day doing what so many of us do—thinking about the things in my life that I want to fix—when I noticed a crooked Christmas tree someone had planted in the sand. The tree was leaning far to the left and had an uneven shape. I wasn’t inContinue reading “To Change Your Life, Change Your Perspective”

You Are Not Broken

When I hear people say that we’re all broken, I think about the Island of Misfit Toys from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The misfit toys—all unwanted because of their imperfections—live on an island, away from the rest of the toys. They wait on the island  until their ruler finds a child who will loveContinue reading “You Are Not Broken”

New Habits, New Life

Daily habits. They may be hard to form, but once they become routine, we hardly think about them. A case in point: brushing your teeth. Remember how hard it was to learn to put the toothpaste on the brush without getting paste all over the counter, to grip the toothbrush properly, to move the brushContinue reading “New Habits, New Life”

Six Ways to Go Old School This Summer

For most of the year, we’re in a rush. We’re filling up our calendars. We’re accomplishing. We’re wearing ourselves out. Instant gratification takes too long. —Carrie Fisher But in the summer, we seem to do one important thing right: we slow down. It’s the time of year when we reconnect with ourselves and others. WeContinue reading “Six Ways to Go Old School This Summer”