Deny You’re an American??

Deny You’re an American??

What if you were asked to deny you are an American or someone who lives in America? That may sound strange to you, but it has happened to me. With the Fourth of July and celebrating America’s freedoms this holiday weekend, I thought I’d encourage us all not to take...

Your Bravery Bucket List

Bravery flourishes in summertime. What’s on your bravery bucket list for the next couple of months? Now that the planet is thawing from the global pandemic, I know there are some sizzlin’ adventures just waiting to break out in you. Are you packing now for that...
Afraid + Brave = Courage

Afraid + Brave = Courage

Poor 2020. The year has been maligned with so much turmoil that has scared off courage. Or has it? Being afraid reminds me of some scary times in my childhood. Maybe you can relate. Gulp. Being double-dog dared by your two older brothers ups the ante when it comes to...
Dishing Some Dirt

Dishing Some Dirt

Shhhh . . . I’ll dish some dirt. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Growing up in southeast Nebraska, where the soil reminds me of moist German chocolate cake, my preschool self decided, well, to investigate the gooey richness. One spring day when my dad was...
How to Get Out of a Rut

How to Get Out of a Rut

Sometimes we just get a bit stuck. Stuck in the same ole routines. The same foods, the same drive to work, the same debate with a spouse, the same TV shows, the same thought patterns. And then we meet someone like Wendy, a seventeen-year-old student from Vietnam...