Why Do Most New Year Resolutions Fail

New Year Resolutions Photo Annie Spratt

Around 88% of people who set New Year resolutions fail, at least according to this study. I don’t know about you, but I’m careful with my resolutions this year. I know from experience that I tend to “over-resolve.” Why do so many New Year resolutions fail? Here’s what I think. 1.     Not setting small, measurable … Continue reading Why Do Most New Year Resolutions Fail

Shh. Let Silence Speak

Can we truly understand another person? Her suffering, her fear, her aloness? When we say "I understand" or touch her elbow gently, can we offer her more than an emphatic response?  We have words and facial expressions. We have eyes and ears and patience. We have writing and phones. We have blog posts. But is it … Continue reading Shh. Let Silence Speak

10 Things I Wish My Parents Taught Me

My father died when I was little. My mother did what she could with me after, but only up to a point. Sometimes I wish that my parents had been more involved in my education. That they took me aside and told me that... 1. Reading can be fun If you're not enjoying it, you're … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish My Parents Taught Me