Most kids don’t remember the first time they met their father because they were tiny little babies. But what about daughters like me? I didn’t meet my dad until I was an adult in my 20s. I had no idea how the meeting would go — or even if my father wanted to meet me! But I went to Israel anyway. If you’re getting ready to meet your dad for the first time, you may find my “the first time we met” story encouraging.
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Greetings From Hong Kong Island! I’m close to the end of my month-long journey into the second half of life. My trip to Nepal and India – a 50th birthday gift to myself – took a wildly unexpected turn. I… Read More »Greetings From Asia! Echoing Across the Miles
What gift do you give on a woman’s 50th birthday – especially if that woman is you? Good news: the second half of life is when you’re just getting good at being alive! These five tips for spiritual pilgrimages and… Read More »5 Tips for Planning a 50th Birthday Pilgrimage to India
Most tips on how to stop feeling bad about yourself are surficial, meaning they only skim the surface of the problem. They don’t dig up the roots of why you feel bad about yourself. Nor do they help when you’re crushed under the heavy darkness of thoughts like “I feel bad about myself” or even “I hate myself.” Surficial tips aren’t good enough.
Introverts have unique strengths and abilities, as you’ll see in this list of the best jobs for introverts and people who like solitude. I also included a quick “introversion personality test” to help you see how introverted you are and… Read More »Best Jobs for Introverts and People Who Like to Be Alone
Learning whether you have mostly introverted or extroverted personality traits will increase your self-understanding and improve your relationships. Here’s one thorough “introvert-extrovert test” and two shorter personality tests to help you see where you stand on the introverted-extroverted scale.
Saying no without feeling guilty is hard for many people. For Christians like me, learning how to say no without guilt or self-condemnation is practically impossible! Especially when I could say yes if I really wanted to, because I have resources to accommodate the request.