I am not fearless. But I’d love to fear less. I dream of the day I can hang out–anxiety free– in a tiny (locked) airplane bathroom, buffeted by turbulence, while holding a tarantula. Um, okay, not really. One of my biggest fears is flying, but I don’t have to deal with that regularly. However, I can brew up a complex worry and fear stew made up of poisonous, self-defeating thoughts at any moment. Last week, when I was sick, drifting… Read more »

“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 »