Treat Everyone As Your Equal

At a writing conference, I asked a writer about advice on networking. And she said to treat everyone as your equal. There are certain situations you get it that have a hierarchy: at a writing conference, there are presenters and attendees. In college, there are teachers, graduate students, and undergraduates. Often, you are surrounded by… Continue reading Treat Everyone As Your Equal

Sidestepping Barriers through Positive Thinking

You might have some big barriers and walls in your way to accomplish what you would would like and what is right. In your relationships, maybe there is contention and incompatibility that seems insurmountable. In your goals, maybe you have bad habits that always seem to ruin your productivity. You might simply not have the… Continue reading Sidestepping Barriers through Positive Thinking

Comparative Advantages and Inequality in Marriage

Marriage isn't equal and fair. It's not about two people doing 50% of the work so it all gets done. In many ways, my husband is better than I am. He can have more energy, and can work longer and harder than I can (particularly in physical things). He remembers to rotate laundry and he… Continue reading Comparative Advantages and Inequality in Marriage

Playing the Long Game, Slowing Down, and Becoming Better

Recently, I had a choice to make. I was working on a book and I could try to get that published and be a writer full-time. Or I could go to graduate school and keep learning. And I chose to go to graduate school. I love writing and I want to write for my career… Continue reading Playing the Long Game, Slowing Down, and Becoming Better

The Heaviness of Unfairness and Finding Peace in Commotion

There's been a lot of commotion in the world today. I don't want to look at the news that are filled with violence and confusion. I don't want to hear stories about house prices and gas prices and inflation that make it hard for people to afford basic necessities of life. I don't want to… Continue reading The Heaviness of Unfairness and Finding Peace in Commotion