4.175 Discover

If you could discover more of something, what would it be? What tugs at your heart? What lifts you to your toes? What draws you like a mouse to peanut butter? What whispers make you go silent so you can hear what they are saying?

4.174 Not a natural

Watching the Olympic trials, I am in awe of the diligence and perseverance that the athletes have in order to perform at their level. When I was younger, my awe was reserved for those who were naturals. I remember two separate occasions in middle school and high...

4.173 Asserting myself

Asserting myself, especially in the face of “authority” has taken practice. I still have a long way to go, and I appreciate the signs I get that I’m doing better. I was at a doctor’s appointment with my mom at a health center that services...

4.172 All along

It had felt at times that all problems were mine to solve – residual beliefs from my childhood. I was the person you’d bring in to clean up the mess. When I became a parent, I realized that I couldn’t solve everyone’s problems including my...

4.171 A different kind of procrastinator

As a life long procrastinator, it has been interesting to shift into being and early riser. Procrastinating has always been coupled with staying up late. While I have been waking early, I am still a procrastinator. Instead of staying up until the wee hours of the...

4.170 A hot take on holding different beliefs

It is not contributive to write someone off entirely based on one of their beliefs. This thought might be considered a “hot take” in a time where people are more comfortable running into one of two extremes rather than finding a place in the middle....

4.169 Exploring the possibilities

Some people are “this is as good as it gets” kind of people. Some others are “this is bad and I’m stuck here forever.” I like to ask “what if it could be better?” We have choices in the questions we ask and in the...

4.168 The source of doubt

Way too many people question themselves – whether they are good enough, whether they belong, whether they are smart enough. We are overflowing with doubt. It comes from inside and oozes out of our pores, buffering us from what we want to accomplish in the...

4.167 Changing and breathing

In the midst of transition, be gentle with yourself. Our brains do not like unpredictability and in times of change, that is the only thing we can actually count on. Change means “danger, danger!” to our primal selves. Anchor into things that remain steady...

4.166 Measuring time

What if we only had one measurement of time – a lifetime. While cyclical time would continue to exist in nature with the sun rising, moon orbiting and seasons changing, we’d get rid of manmade time. Achieving accolades and milestones on a certain schedule...