You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
I'm not a parenting expert. In fact, I'm not sure that I even believe in the idea of 'parenting experts.' I'm an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate researcher. I'm an experienced mapmaker and a stumbling traveler. Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure.
We use work to numb out. We can't turn off our machines because we're afraid we're going to miss something.
We're hardwired for connection. There's no arguing with the bioscience. But we can want it so badly we're trying to hot-wire it.
Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it's about earning approval and acceptance.
Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It's tough to do that when we're terrified about what people might see or think.
I love to take, process and share photos - it fills me up.
When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.
I was raised in a family where vulnerability was barely tolerated: no training wheels on our bicycles, no goggles in the pool, just get it done. And so I grew up not only with discomfort about my own vulnerability, I didn't care for it in other people either.
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.