how to change what you don’t want

The summer after I graduated from high school, I worked as a telemarketer selling water softeners. Actually, my job was to convince the people I called that if they didn’t get their water tested soon, they would regret it for the rest of their lives. Lovely....

when others can’t handle your light

Want to know the hardest thing about deciding to let the real you shine through? Not everyone is prepared to handle your light. Think of a time when you were in a dark room – maybe resting, maybe meditating, maybe just tiptoeing your way through – and someone flipped...

we thought today would be different

This isn’t how today was supposed to go. My big boy, Ryder, strutted off to fifth grade as planned (how did he get to be a fifth grader!?), but we’d long imagined that on this day, he’d have his little brother tagging along. Not long after Truman was...

there is still good in the world.

I hate days like today. I hate when the world spins off its axis and we all stand stunned, staring at our televisions or computer screens, holding our breath as bad news comes in, feeling equally numb and raw, feeling helpless and worried. I hate when tragedy strikes...
my trip to the ivy might change YOUR life

my trip to the ivy might change YOUR life

I spend a good deal of my life in chains. Coffee shops that look the same wherever I am, mediocre restaurants with food we know the kids will actually eat, and a grocery store that looks like every other grocery store. All chains, all incredibly convenient and...
why 13 isn’t unlucky – and neither are you

why 13 isn’t unlucky – and neither are you

On Tuesday, while I was visiting Brad at his office, one of his colleagues asked me how long we’d been married. “13 years,” I told her. She shuddered. Like a full-on, pain-body shake. A co-worker walking by shook her head at me in disapproval, and...

how to claim your fortune

Now this is a fortune that makes me happy. I’m totally looking forward to Friday now. 🙂 Maybe I’m the only one, but I’ve been totally bummed about the state of fortune cookie fortunes the past few years. They used to be little predictions that put a...

Sweet! Thank you! Yes! {too good not to share}

Do you subscribe to Tut.com’s Notes from the Universe? I just adore finding these little bursts of wisdom and love in my inbox each morning. I only open them on days I feel called to do so – and I swear the message is always perfect for what I’m...