If you’re feeling lost, in the middle of a painful transformation, looking for words to inspire you or calm you, or just have some free time to wander among the life lessons,  you’ll find articles here to help shift your perspective, soothe you,  change your mind, and heal your heart. And possibly the occasional dog story.

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Mental Health Awareness Month.

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close Five years ago today, the first day of Mental

Not this.

“Everyone who ever changed their life or laid claim to their own destiny began by surrendering to two words: not this.” – Elizabeth Gilbert Maybe this is

What darkness offers.

“You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light. ” – Edward Abbey It’s been a season of loss in my life after losing

The cost of love.

“Grief is just love, dressed in all black. ” The cost of love is high.​ Higher than we realize, until suddenly, there’s no way around

On birthdays and investments.

“The first business asset you should invest in is yourself. ” – Orrin Woodward Last year on my birthday, I wrote this piece on birthdays and the