"I love to read, and I love to read voices that differ from my own. I’m taking the time to reflect on some of the great books I’ve read so far in 2019."
"...that's the thing about coping: we often stay in survival mode and wear our heavy armor, even when we don't have to."
"Instead of trying to will something into nonexistence, getting to the roots of our fears can help us understand them more. Having fears by our side as companions takes away the shame and makes them lose their power."
"I'm thankful for parents who gave me the freedom to pursue (and quit) interests, jobs, and even people. While this practice looked as innocent as quitting softball or gymnastics after a day or two of practice, in reality it was essential in helping me hone my judgment, as well as my passions."
"I read this insane book called 'Medicine of the Old West' and was inspired by the m a n y reasons to be thankful for modern medicine. When 2019 can feel tough, here are a few more medical things we can be grateful for."
"I know what great writing is. I also know I'm not doing it."
"Even when things are so grim in the US right now, acknowledging our growth can help. And if there’s one area where we’ve done a lot right, it’s advancements in healthcare. If you’re the type to focus on what you’re thankful for each day (good for you), I have the ultimate new gratitude list for you."
"No one should be flying a confederate flag or driving a Hummer. No one should feel anything other than unsettling grief at what’s happening at the border. But isolated, rural communities are like that can of Campbell’s soup at the back of your cupboard. No one goes back there, that soup never leaves. No one’s throwing it out, but no one’s giving it any attention."
"Surrendering to uncertainty and hope that the currents take you — not to where you want to go, but where you need to go."
"I love the possibility that lies ahead. I also fear it."