Be An Encourager, Not a Discourager

My column from the Albert Lea Tribune, October 24, 2016 Over the past few years when I speak at an author event, someone always asks me if I knew I wanted to become a writer when I was in grade school. I usually come up with an off-hand answer because I was never quite sure [...]

Information Overload

Yesterday morning I woke up agitated, stressed and riddled with anxiety. I had just opened my eyes and hadn't thrown back the covers yet, but I felt the anxiety overtaking my body. My mind raced with thoughts of the election and the hateful things that were being spewed, the list of online things I had [...]