Afraid + Brave = Courage

Afraid + Brave = Courage

Poor 2020. The year has been maligned with so much turmoil that has scared off courage. Or has it? Being afraid reminds me of some scary times in my childhood. Maybe you can relate. Gulp. Being double-dog dared by your two older brothers ups the ante when it comes to...
Learning How to Lose

Learning How to Lose

Learning how to lose is a lost art. Who teaches us to lose with panache and passion? Some well-known folks have declared that winning the game, the championship, the bet, the competition, the lottery is everything. Golf legend Tiger Woods once remarked, “Winning...
“I’ll Be Okay”

“I’ll Be Okay”

“I’ll be okay.” There’s something about those three words that can settle our minds and hearts. In these unpredictable days of 2020, we can all use a reminder of words that help keep us calm to steady on. In an unlikely place yesterday, I met a woman that nudged me...
Wisdom and Wit Over Age 90

Wisdom and Wit Over Age 90

If you’re like me, you loved the movie Hidden Figures, the remarkable story of African-American female mathematicians who helped turn around America’s space program. Let me introduce you to a few hidden figures of American baseball, the Brown Bombers. You’re going to...
New Bend Book—Written for You

New Bend Book—Written for You

I wrote you a book. My new book, Bend: When Life Dares You to Break, is written for you. Yes, you. And me. And all the rest of us who could use a hand when life’s pressures build up. Have you ever felt frustrated, discouraged, maybe ready to quit? Bend will not let...