Surrender Story: Approval and the Eggplant

This year my goal is to share surrender stories, encouragement from myself and others that will encourage you to surrender the good, the bad, and—maybe one day—the chocolate. Last week Sarah Hamaker shared her story about parenting expectations. Alexis A. Goring let us in on her journey about surrendering refined sugar. My story is about letting go of people pleasing and approval. For those that know me now, they can’t…

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True Value Isn’t Just the Name of a Hardware Store

I like my name in print. Wait. I like my name in bold print. There was a time, that confession was so much more than that. Seeing my name in print was my marker on how well I was doing with my work. If my name or a project I was working on made the papers, I felt good about myself. If not, I felt like a failure. That’s a…

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