069E – Play, Work, and Healing

Episode 069E Play Work and Healing

I’ve been reminded these last couple of weeks of the importance in my life of play – and how incredibly underestimated its value has become in my life over the last seven or eight years. I’ve been talking about the importance of the words we use – out loud and inside our heads, and how…

036E – Beating Overwhelm

Episode 036E Beating Overwhelm

One of the easiest ways to encourage you is to share what’s going on in my life, including the hard things, and tell you how I’ve learned to deal with them or ideas I’m trying to make life easier. On the day I recorded this episode, I was so overwhelmed with the amount of work…

003E Today’s Box

Episode 003E Todays Box

In this first Encouraging Words episode, I encourage you not to let yourself get overwhelmed by kids and parents and finances and (un)employment and health and everything else in your life. I can’t write when I’m stressed out and scared, but I’m a total planner. So how do I keep a balance? At some point…