Dear Young Lover – On Marriage & Life

Dear Young Lover – On Marriage & Life

…Things I would tell a younger me…

Dear Young Lover,

I want to tell you something about love, marriage and life. Sit with me, let’s talk.

I hear you say, “What could you tell me? You’re only 32 years old!” Even at 32, Young Lover, years of sunshine and smiles have begun to etch faint crowfeet beneath my eyes, and years of frustration and crying have begun to carve deep furrows between my brows. Sit now, let’s talk. Read more

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The War Against Distraction

The War Against Distraction

While I usually find any reason to stay in and immerse myself in solitude over weekends, this time I decided to hide in the crowd of a busy coffee shop at the mall.

The Mugg & Bean was bustling with Saturday morning breakfast patrons, and so I settled for a tiny table in the corner, and buried myself in cake and a book. Read more

3 Simple Ways to Work Your Smile

3 Simple Ways to Work Your Smile

Sometimes you need to make an impression. You’d like to be remembered – and for the right reasons. Whether you’re a raging extrovert, or a blushing introvert, I can guarantee that you have one particularly potent asset at your disposal: Your smile. I have yet to meet one person whose countenance is not improved when they smile. So here’s some practical ideas to make the best of a social interaction that could lead to a richer relationship, whether personal or corporate.. Read more