When You Don’t Think Like Them…

We like the idea that we should think alike. But it doesn’t always happen that way. When we stumble into one of those moments it’s easy to feel torn between saving our friendship and hanging onto our ideals.

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How to Take a Compliment

When I was 16, I read an article saying anyone could have a lot of friends by giving out compliments – like saying how much you like someone’s shirt or hairstyle. At the time, I wanted more friends, so I tried it. I can’t remember if it worked or not. Since I was really only doing it for selfish reasons, it felt fake and…

Can You Recognize Fear When You See it? 

On Tuesday, I went out for my afternoon run. I was still warming up, only about 100 feet from my house, when a neighborhood dog began running in my direction. The dog’s owner yelled for the dog to come back, to no avail. I stopped in my tracks. Within seconds, the dog was right in…