Pollyanna

We just finished listening to the audiobook version of Pollyanna by Eleanor H Porter. I was familiar with the name but knew nothing of the story. This title wasn’t even on our reading list but my daughter stumbled upon it in our Kindle app and, out of curiosity, pressed the start button. She came to…

Photo of Sarah Badat Richardson on her 40th birthday

Turning 40

To my friend who’s turning 40 and might struggle a bit with the idea… Lean in, I’ve got a secret to tell you: “I’ve been on the other side for a year now and it’s great! Promised! You’ve got this sister. I know it.” 40 comes with a special super power: the ability to see…

One year blog anniversary

I am celebrating the one year anniversary of my blog. I have published one new essay every week for a year. No small feat. In some ways, writing has become easier and yet it’s still hard. It is a weekly exercise in manifesting a personal yearning, overcoming procrastination and defeating perfectionism. It is is a…

Nurture the winner within

There are things we want yet we’re not always willing to do what it takes to get them. That’s why Olympic athletes amaze us. That’s why self made millionaires awe us. Very successful people consistently do what it takes to get what they want. Natural talent, circumstances, resources all come into play but they do…

Picking slim

We are all recovering from the stomach flu. My daughter was the first to get it and she had it worse. My husband and I were hit next and at the same time. While I’ve recovered, he’s not quite back to normal yet. (When you don’t have a colon, your body recovers more slowly). We…