What I see in the mirror isn’t “right”

Yesterday, I looked in the mirror and I thought, “It doesn’t match what I see on the inside.” For basically my whole life I’ve thought I was ugly. But yesterday I realized ‘ugly’ wasn’t the right word. I don’t know the word for it. It’s just what I SEE isn’t “right.”...

I give thanks for the hard stuff

I am practicing being grateful for the stuff that’s hard. The stuff we don’t normally give thanks for. I give thanks that my mom died when I was 20. It shaped who I am today. I give thanks for not having close relationships with my family of origin. It makes me even...

Our hearts determine what we will become

Our hearts--the sum total of our desires, affections, intentions, motives, and attitudes-- define who we are and determine what we will become.David A. Bednar You can totally reverse-engineer this one: who do you want to be? That will tell you what your desires,...

The Knowing Within

It’s nothing short of a miracle that I turned out to be a fairly functional person. My parents were teenagers when I was born. And alcoholics, drug addicts and high school drop-outs. Although they were both brilliant in their own right. There was very little money. I...

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