Assumptions to Mindsets…..What are your Assumptions?

Someone asked me a few weeks ago, “Were you a cheerleader in high school, someone who was popular?”  “No” I replied.  “Well, I just can’t figure you out” she said. That exchange keeps wafting through my mind.  At the time, I was astounded that someone could think I was a cheerleader or one of the “in crowd.”  Upon reflection, the …

Connecting Through Stories

This week I have been in the company of writers, and I have been reminded repeatedly of the importance and power of sharing our stories.  The act of writing in and of itself is healing, and distributing our stories, through publishing, telling, or reading them aloud is an opportunity to state our truth, share our cautionary tales, express difficult emotions, …