Becoming Accountable

Becoming Accountable

My friend has this saying, “See it, own it, solve it.” At the time I heard him say this, I was struggling with my work partner. There were a lot of things about that situation that were out of my control, but not everything. There were things I could do to affect my...
More Than a Dealer

More Than a Dealer

I once asked a methamphetamine distributor what his life was like. I was expecting a Hollywood answer. Something like… Code words uttered in an alley hidden under a street name. Slipping thick envelopes underneath the table with a quick nod and a handshake sworn to...
Gratitude Journaling

Gratitude Journaling

Gratitude journaling is the process of recording thoughts, feelings, and experiences of gratitude. These records can be as structured or unstructured as the writer prefers. Some like to make intricately decorated planners with specific outlines for every day while...
Coping in Difficult Times

Coping in Difficult Times

Recently, I was talking to a friend and she told me, “It’s just really difficult to have hope for the future.” I wanted to disagree but… I couldn’t. Instead, I wonder. With the reality of a global pandemic, the devastation of the war in Ukraine, and the daily struggle...
Learning to Listen with Love

Learning to Listen with Love

If I were to ask you what matters most to you, what would you say? Would it be your family or friends? Or perhaps something about your job? According to the Pew Research Center, that’s exactly how you’d respond (Silver, et. al., 2021). In fact, over a...

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