Magic Words

I once attended a wedding where the pastor ‘s homily revolved around four short phrases of three simple words that loved ones should say to each other every day. The first phrase he told us to say to one another is, “I love you”. For many of us, it seems, this phrase comes with relative […]

Regretfully Speaking…

  I have often read that we, as live-ers of life, should have no regrets. That we should, in some sense of the word, forget about the finer details of our past and instead be grateful for the opportunities and the gifts that have been bestowed upon us through the process of living. That we […]

Stop. Just, stop.

I often come across To-Do Lists that enumerate the things that I must do in, or add to my already very-full life. And while these lists often shine light upon areas of life that are thirsting for attention, I find that incorporating more into my life is not what I need. Rather, what I need […]

People Pleasing? No please.

If we are honest with ourselves, most of us must admit that we care, at least to some extent, that we care about what other people think of us. We want to be liked. We want people to think well of us. Likewise, most of us want to do well for and please other people. […]

Sorry, Not Sorry

Unless you are perfect (and let’s face it, who is!?) apologies are a necessary part of life. It is important to be able to admit our mistakes, and to know how and when to offer a heartfelt and meaningful apology. But, in my opinion, it is equally important to know when an apology isn’t necessary. […]