You never know when a casual comment will change your life. Jacqueline Cochran had already achieved success as a highly sought-after New York City hairdresser—and this was during the Depression!
There is a choice we get to make, when our life doesn’t make sense. When bad things happen for no reason, when the answer is no when we so desperately want a yes.
Did you ever have a dream that just wouldn’t die? This Sunday millions of viewers will see one woman’s dream come to life on national television, and not for the first time . . .
"The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion." Last month, I stood on stage in front of a theater full of accomplished businesspeople, activists, doctors, and influencers and shared that as an educated, professional woman, I enjoy playing with clothes. I may not have used those exact words, but still, the admission of this as a passion was quite a departure from anything I’d ever shared publicly in a professional space. I mean, I’m Chris the writer. [...]
Our attachment to life depends on our interest in it, on our sense of wonder and reverence, our enthusiasm and gratitude, and our active participation in seeking meaning.
How do you relay who you are? Shauna Niequist shares a thought provoking story that will make you think twice about how you identify yourself. A friend is leaving her job this month. She’s been working since high school in various jobs—some she’s loved, some she’s tolerated. But for a variety of reasons, it seems clear that now is the time to order her days differently—focus on some things she’s never been able to, with the fullness of her work and parenting and just regular life schedule. It won’t be forever, probably. She’ll find another job she enjoys, next year [...]
Have you ever wished the road to finding your life’s purpose was better marked? (We’d like to see big, flashing arrows that say “this way!”) In today’s post, author and speaker Micca Campbell offers 3 tips to put you on track to a fulfilling life when you’re not sure which way to go.