Accept What Is. Then Take Action.

I’ll admit it – I was thrown for a loop with the election results. I know I’m not the only one. It was interesting to observe how I reacted: First, I felt it very personally and wanted to shut down, hide under the covers, and never come out again....

Who’s Got Your Back?

At an event I recently attended, a Senior Executive was sharing a story about a text she had received once from her babysitter that simply said “I need to talk to you when you get home”. I immediately felt that sinking feeling that the words “we need...

Baseball, Politics and America

As the granddaughter of a man who is in the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame for being a storied football and baseball coach, I come by my love of sports naturally. I grew up listening to the Detroit Tigers on transistor radios, coached girls softball while...

The Limitations of Comparison

I have always said that there is a special place in heaven for parents who homeschool. I have been a teacher, and a mother, and have taught my own children in Sunday School….and I rest my case. This was my initial thought while beginning to read an article on...

The Rest of the Story

I’ve told my story hundreds of times to thousands of people. So when I was asked to do so again for a woman who was about to interview me on video, my thought was “Sure, no big deal.” I told about where I had been, how I now live a “should-free” life, and how I’d...