Being Fearless, Authentic, and Real

Being Fearless, Authentic, and Real

Somewhere inside of you is a part that is fearless, authentic, and real. She (or he) might be right up near the surface, shining bright for all to see. Or she might be a tiny little spark, buried deep down, a warm little glow only you see and feel. She may, in your...
Choosing Our Cast of Inner Voices

Choosing Our Cast of Inner Voices

When I decided to start sending a newsletter again, I set myself a modest, typically-Kristen-type goal: Write fabulous, inspiring, meaningful, glitteringly written pieces; send them every Sunday; include beautiful images (ideally ones I create myself) that capture the...
Just a Few Things to Give You a Lift

Just a Few Things to Give You a Lift

“Lawnchair Larry” Walters flew 16,000 feet above Los Angeles in 1982, thanks to 45 helium balloons. What a lift! We’ve had our first day over 50 degrees up here in the Colorado Rockies, so it’s really starting to feel like spring. I enjoy winters and cozy...
Hope Helps

Hope Helps

Having hope – either as a personality trait or about specific things in the moment – has benefits for our mental and physical health: An optimistic outlook reduces your risk of heart attack because the opposite outlook – being stressed, especially for long periods of...
Let’s be like the Tabonuco

Let’s be like the Tabonuco

When I was a little girl living on a U.S. Air Force base in Japan, we used to get these crazy typhoons. There was a grassy quad in front of our house, and I remember seeing the trees bending almost sideways, whipped by the rain and wind. Trees that fare worst in...