Is The World Getting Worse?

If you had asked me a week ago if I thought the world was getting worse, I probably would’ve replied with a simple, “Yes.” I mean, take a look around. We’re surrounded by rampant gun violence, blatant racism, and enough religious and political animosity to tear a nation in two. But what if all of this depressing evidence is actually...

The Cultures We Create For Our Kids

I was about to post this vacation photo on social media last week, and a simple thought hit me out of nowhere. I realized that this was not only our daughter, Greylynn’s, first beach trip, but the picture I was posting was her first ever “beach pic.” I know, I know, new parents are super weird about firsts 😂. This thought hit...

How to Avoid the #1 Regret of the Dying

I recently read about a nurse named, Bonnie Ware, who wrote a book called The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying. In her experience as a hospice nurse, she gathered people’s last moments and thoughts. Over the years, she began to see a pattern involving people’s regrets. The #1 regret she discovered? “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true...

3 Keys for Stopping Shame In Its Tracks

Several months ago I had an important meeting on my schedule and I spent several days preparing for it. I was a little nervous, but I was also excited. I tend to over-prepare, but unfortunately for this meeting, I way over-prepared. I stayed up past 2 AM the night before and woke up the next morning feeling terrible. I thought I would be fine, but...