The most important day in your life

  Mark Twain said “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Purpose. It can pull us forward and give meaning to our lives. It can energize and motivate us. It is bigger than we are. We can also feel self-doubt and
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Small things

In the wonderful (and sadly defunct) column Since You Asked by Cary Tennis, a reader asked how she could become happy again. She said she was sad and depressed, for a large number of small reasons. Cary answered that becoming happy was similar. We become happy for a large number of small reasons. The trick is to
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Dealing with a transition

I’ve been sad these last few weeks, for a happy reason. My beautiful, gifted daughter has graduated high school. I wanted her for years before she was born, worked through years of fertility treatments, and have been so happy and grateful (most days) to be the mother of a child – this specific, wonderful child.
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