Pressure to Be Perfect

Pressure to Be Perfect

“Elisha, I don’t think you’re a bad person. I think you have unrealistic expectations for yourself. You have all these ideas of what you should and shouldn’t be and you don’t allow yourself to make mistakes.”   This was the first time I had met with a therapist....
One More Valentine

One More Valentine

In Kindergarten, Valentine’s Day was pure fun. We decorated cards with construction-paper hearts and doilies and wrote “I love you” in crayon across the top. I can almost smell the paste used to smear on the back of the hearts, the kind that would clump in so many...
The Substance of Divinity

The Substance of Divinity

My wife and I have five lovely daughters and one fine son. They are our greatest treasures. It’s no secret; our family is clearly our most important endeavor. We receive our greatest joy through them.  And in each of them I see the light of divinity, and I want to...
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