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Tell me a story about your mom

Tell me a story about your mom

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” — James E. Faust If I asked you right now to tell me a story about your mom, I'm going to guess that you could give me at least five minutes of content. At least. Whether your mother is...

Walk To The New Edge Of Story

Walk To The New Edge Of Story

On Sharing Your Everyday Story “Life is a concept, like the “universe", that expands as soon as we reach what we think is its edge.” - Kamand Kojouri Have you ever played the game, Two Truths & A Lie? It's a game where you share three things about yourself - two...

You own everything that happened to you.

You own everything that happened to you.

"But what if they get mad at me for telling that story?" When you were a kid, you had parents and siblings who were involved in your story - good and bad. When you were in school, things happened with lots of other people around. When you got divorced, there was a...

How To Make Friends With Your Story

How To Make Friends With Your Story

It All Starts With One Step Let's pretend for a moment that you've been promising yourself you'll write "that story." The story that shows up in your brain space at 3am - waking you to tell you it's time to write it. The story that gives you a twinge of jealousy when...

The Best Part Of Waking Up

The Best Part Of Waking Up

Since I was a kid, I hated the smell of coffee. My dad would wake up way before the sun and make a pot of coffee. The burnt aroma wafting through the house. "The Best Part Of Waking Up" to him WAS the Folgers in his cup. The metal can popped open. The scooped out...

What’s your untold story?

What’s your untold story?

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou A few years ago, I was visiting my now-late paternal Grandmother. She was 93 and had lived a very full life. We were chatting about her travels and I asked her one question: "Where...

Welcome To The Shit Show

Welcome To The Shit Show

You know that How It Started vs How It’s Going challenge? I’ve got one for you. Less than 6 months ago, due to a series of (un)fortunate circumstances, we moved everything we owned to Western New York. Before you repeat what everyone else said to me before our move -...

10 Ways To Make Your 2020 Holidays Suck Less

10 Ways To Make Your 2020 Holidays Suck Less

I was reading an article this morning about US natural disasters. Ya know, as you do on a Tuesday morning in 2020. By October 2020, we've had 16 natural disasters, tying both 2011 and 2016, with several months to go. These statistics didn't start getting compiled...

We’ve Got A Shit-uation On Aisle 4

We’ve Got A Shit-uation On Aisle 4

“Just when it can’t get worse I’ve had a shit day You’ve had a shit day We’ve had a shit day.” - P!NK Yesterday was a shit day. 90 minutes on the phone with Verizon being transferred to five departments just to get a trade-in mailing label after looking at my business...