Let Go of All-Or-Nothing Thinking

The first job I ever had was at a local fast-food joint. It was pretty charming, as far as fast-food restaurants go. The whole building was decked out in a woodland theme, complete with log-cabin-style walls, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and—last but certainly not least—a life-size stuffed black bear near the counter. Before every shift,Continue reading “Let Go of All-Or-Nothing Thinking”

Necessary Endings: Good Is Not Good Enough

A couple of mornings ago, my three-year-old convinced me to let him play with the 100-piece Iron Man puzzle he’d gotten as a hand-me-down from friends. It was 6:30 a.m., and I just wanted to drink some hot coffee in relative peace, so I obliged, knowing full well what a debacle this would inevitably turnContinue reading “Necessary Endings: Good Is Not Good Enough”