Free to Choose

When we step into our power and who we really are–completely comfortable in our own skin without defenses, excuses, or disclaimers–the wrong people will begin to exit our lives. They will oftentimes blame our change, accuse our freedom, and judge our discipline. That’s okay. Hold steady. The right people are on their way. The ones…

Clean Your Glasses

If you’re always the first to see the dirt, perhaps you ought to clean your glasses. – Abigail Van Buren. This quote on a newspaper clipping from the popular Dear Abby column was one my mom had saved. It resonated with me. Since we’re talking about making choices this month, may I suggest we work…

Giving Girls Dignity Nigeria

I am a member of Rotary International. Rotary club members work to improve life for some of the world’s vulnerable populations. Rotary’s global grants support these efforts in communities worldwide. The grants must be sustainable, meaning they provide long-term solutions that community members themselves can support after grant funding ends. To apply for a global…

A Prayer

I’m on the elevator when the girls get on, a tightly clustered group of young women, heads together, poring over a map of the college campus, excitement and anxiety in every line of their tilted heads, in the eager way they gaze around, and reluctance with which they approach strangers and other students. It is…