Category Archives: Things I wish I would have known when I was 15.

Trying to squeeze yourself into the wrong advice

My youngest son had to register for junior high this week. The nerves he displayed while touring the school and deciding which classes to take blew my mind. My usual Mr. Bold wasn’t. Oh he raised his eyes every time … Continue reading

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The Parent Crystal Ball

I often have a houseful of teenagers in my home on weekends. I don’t mind. It’s a great way for me to observe and eavesdrop on conversations. Hey, it’s for my young adult writing. Don’t make it weird. Anyway, a … Continue reading

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The negative will eat you alive

I had a recent conversation with a young woman about being happy. She claimed that society and the world in general is so awful now it wasn’t possible to find anymore. She could list more than a dozen things wrong … Continue reading

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Letting go of the know-it-all

I recently heard a speaker say something not only funny but profound. She said, “Yeah, in my teenage years I knew everything, but as I got older, I realized it was too exhausting to keep up.” What a statement. It … Continue reading

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Recruit for the battle of life

It’s not wrong to desire and work at strengthening your inner self. No one can answer that ever burning question of what makes up you—but you. However, we are not meant to live this life as solitary creatures, nor is … Continue reading

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Wishing will never be useful

Nothing you want in life happens by accident. The singer you revere on the radio, the movie star you love to watch, that incredible athlete everyone talks about, those people didn’t get there by accident. Success, however you want to … Continue reading

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A gift worth striving for

This Christmas give yourself a gift beyond measure. Forgive those who have wronged you. Not just for the day, but forever. Let it go, the anger, the hurt you’ve been lugging around. It’s expending far too much of your focus … Continue reading

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