Tag: personal growth

July 4, 2017 / / Musings

Today is much more than just Independence Day for me, much more than a historical holiday with fireworks and parades, and much more than a BBQ bonanza with burgers and baseball. It’s a day to celebrate emotional independence, overcoming codependency, and reclaimed liberty.…

August 5, 2015 / / ADHD

I thought God hated me. Really. I thought He loved everybody except me.  He was mad at me. He wanted to punish me. I believed that Jesus was for the homeschooling minivan mafia and people who had cows and ducks decor in their cutesy country…

August 1, 2015 / / ADHD
January 6, 2015 / / Future

Today is Epiphany, a celebration in honor of the arrival of the Magi to honor the infant Christ. When they came to see him, they had traveled from afar, using the high-tech GPS system called the North Star in the night sky. They…

January 1, 2015 / / Future
December 30, 2014 / / ADHD

Right before Thanksgiving, pneumonia kicked me flat. I had a 103.7* fever (about 39.83 C) and coughed like an antique steam shovel. It was so bad we had to cancel our trip to California–and we’ve never done that before. When I was lying…

March 29, 2014 / / Leadership

In the U.S., when we pass by somebody we don’t know in the grocery store, we say, “Excuse me.” If we are looking at the same clothing rack at the mall and we’re standing within 3-5 feet of them, we say, “Sorry.” And…

February 9, 2014 / / Leadership

I’ve been pondering the lack of fun in the dysfunctionality of bureaucracies, educational institutions, government agencies, and toxic work environments. Besides the fact that they’re laden with more control freaks and incompetent sociopaths than Wall Street, what is it that makes these organizations…

December 1, 2013 / / Leadership
November 3, 2013 / / Goals

What is Sturgeon’s Law? Does it have to do with the sturgeon fish? Or with Beluga Caviar? Noooooo! It’s simple: Ninety percent of everything is crud. Sturgeon’s Law is named after science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, who coined it in 1951. He originally referred…