I was recently asked to paint a large painting, intended to be used at my church to kick off the year with a new theme. I was given a few ideas and some words to put on the canvas. Then I painted. It was edgy and different. I poured my energy and my life into … More Personal Graffiti
I am reposting this article that I found through Dyani Lewis‘s blog. In the article, she asks’ a number of excellent questions about the nature of mental health. Usually when we think of mental health, we think of negative symptoms or experiences like depression or anxiety. Just like with physical health, mental health can suffer, … More What is Good Mental Health?
You may not think of yourself as a leader, but you are. There are many ways you may be a leader: Self-leadership, leading a home, leading at work, leading at school, leading in traffic and being a shopping Ninja. Each form of leadership is important and has an important place. Part of the challenge of leadership is to figure … More Leadership Serenity Prayer
After the birth of my firstborn, I realized something. My waistline had expanded. A pretty “normal” weight gain given that I was experiencing a load of stress from my new life as a parent along with job stress and working on a Masters degree part time. Overeating gave me an emotional way to decompress, to release the tension … More Something in your eyes took a thousand years to get here
What matters most to you at work? You and your office have a hierarchy of needs that will allow you to get important stuff done. Companies may have memos and policies posted in the lunchroom that discuss office etiquette and behavior. The real hierarchy of office needs is posted on the Wall between the walls. … More Hierarchy of Office Needs
Little ole jesus seems so nice, so familiar. He speaks with a voice that I recognize, in fact he sounds just like me. He has come by his opinions by dredging the bottom of Longing Lake and Pain Point and all the stupid stuff I have done. You would think this would make him wise, … More Which Jesus do you listen to?
Are you a leader or a follower? I hate that question for a number of reasons. I hate it because it is an either/or question: You either lead, or you follow. Every leader is also a follower and every follower is often also a leader. Second, I dislike the question because it assumes that leading and … More Are you a Leader or are you an Oreo Cookie?