“Maybe the trick is for me to always be in some sort of disguise, to always be dressed to play someone else. Only then can I really appreciate myself.” ~Franny Banks in SOMEDAY,SOMEDAY,MAYBE by Lauren Graham   Approval can be a tricky thing. There are moments in my life when I feel unquestionably comfortable in my own skin, when it’s easy to appreciate myself. Like hanging out with my husband and kids. Writing. Chatting with my sister. Open road, open hearts.  … Read more »

I blog a lot about inspiration, motivation, and bright side kinds of things.  I do it because it’s what I like to read, and because I like to smile and laugh (and make people smile and laugh). But I have to admit, sometimes I am terrible at the whole Enjoy the Moment stuff. I try, I really do. But sometimes I feel like an overexposed, turned inside out kind of being. Maybe it’s an introvert thing, maybe it’s just a… Read more »

“I’m lucky so many things annoy me, because if they didn’t I’d hardly have anything at all to talk about Sunday nights.” So said Andy Rooney, referring to his essays at the end of 60 Minutes where he ranted on such ordinary subjects as paperweights, chocolate chip cookies and even Michael Jackson lyrics. It was a segment that worked for him for decades, probably because the subject of complaining is relatable–we all get annoyed at something at some point.  I… Read more »