The Breakup and The Mirror

They say that if you ever want to see the ugliest side of a person, divorce them. Breakups… from jobs, places, situations, other humans… can be the nastiest experience that some of us will ever endure. Breakups call forth all manner of chaos and emotion: in addition the inevitable pain, anger, tantrums about how unfair…

START

Inhale… Here’s the reality for many people: they know WHAT they want. They don’t know HOW to get what they want. Even without the loftier wishes, hopes and dreams of the most ambitious of imaginations… getting started is often the hardest part. The naive will say ‘just start.’ Okay. Just start WHAT? The crafty will…

I AM… Ready

Plans. We all have them. Some of use talk about them. Some of us realize them through action. Some of us are forced into action by some external force that leaves us little to no choice in the matter. And some of us sit… and wait… and wait… and wait for just the right time….

I AM… Mother

This post is dedicated to the people who do good in this world, but are shy about recognizing their contributions. The person in this next story would rather live the life than talk about it. So we’ve been tasked with sharing her story with the world, while also keeping her anonymous. THE FOSTER MOTHER: This…

I AM… Jodi

Jodi might be the happiest person I know. I don’t mean happy in that over-the-top way that makes you question a person’s sanity. I mean that she is a genuinely happy human who makes you feel like you are blessing her with your presence (even though it’s seriously the other way around). I first met…

Your Voice… Your Choice

“You know that thing where you open your mouth and no sound comes out…?” Yeah, we know that thing. We’ve all had it happen at one point or another when we should probably say something… and maybe we even try… alas, there is only silence. Sometimes this means what was intended to come out might…

I AM… Laura

I first learned about the power of my voice while performing in theater as a young girl; I noticed that it was the only time people would listen to me. I became obsessed with theater from then on, and loved the ability to become other people through various roles. But as I got older I…

Lip Service

How much do you pay? To yourself? To others? How many words have you used to fill space, hoping the sheer volume would overshadow the lack of actionable deeds that ought to follow? “I’m working on…” “I’m in the process of…” “I’m thinking about…” “I’m trying to…” Leave it to a fictional character from a…

I AM… Scott

I have my parents to thank for finding my personal voice. I grew up in Detroit, and my mom fed my passion for comic books. My father introduced me to science fiction through his love for Star Trek, Star Wars and horror films. My parents divorced when I was 6 months old and I spent…

Listen…

… to the one person who you are least likely to listen to. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how potent, how perfect a message is. If the wrong person for you is conveying it, there’s a pretty excellent chance that you’re not going to pay attention. And even if you do (pay attention), you’ll likely listen…