Anxious Outcomes

I recently had a conversation in which I learned about the degree to which my anxiety affected at least one of my adult children. Parenting is an ironic business. Having been a chronically anxious child myself, always feeling unsafe and afraid, I strove mightily to protect my own children from any sort of fear or […]

Releasing Outcomes

I think of myself as a goal-oriented, disciplined person. Most of the time I know what I want (at least I think I do). Some of the time I’m intentional and present with my choices. I like routine and can be both dogged and stubborn. Outcomes have always been important to me. I’ve set my […]

This Is Happening

I have a friend at work who, in the moment of an unexpected event, says, “This is happening!” as he copes on the fly. The phrase (and my friend) makes me smile, and it keeps running through my head as our world changes. We’re all affected, and we’re all saturated with news, statistics, opinions, thoughts, […]