Giving Ourselves the Royal Treatment

by Bryn Watkins A few months ago I found myself in Tasmania, as you do occasionally. I wanted to go tramping around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, because my friend’s osteopath had recommended it, as osteopaths do occasionally. That park where I’d set my sights is a beautiful swath of land located about an […]

Fostering Vulnerability: Another Take on Daring Greatly

by Bryn Watkins Recently while exchanging catch-ups with a friend–how she is in her hemisphere these days and how I am in mine–she mentioned the new dynamic she’s found in the ward she recently moved into. She’s found some awesome people who have gelled with her, and she’s made some funny connections from past wards’ […]

Daring, Not Shaming, Greatly

by Naomi Watkins I recently finished reading Brené Brown’s book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. I first became familiar with Brown’s work when I watched her TED Talk about vulnerability and found it insightful. And her book? It was gut-wrenching, like I’m on […]

How to Be Bad at Your Job

image credit: Steve Snodgrass by Bryn Watkins I’ve been noticing recently a pretty significant hole in the body of How-To literature available to those of us seeking advice on How-To.  While most people are willing to wax eloquent on how to be successful–at making pie crust, at hosting a dinner party, at life, take your […]

Finding Validation from God and Not Social Media

Image from The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss by Bryn Watkins I have to start by saying that I love Facebook, and Instagram, and in fact the act of “liking” others’ lives has become somewhat of a hobby of mine.  Social media, however, and all those little thumbs-up or hearts or +1s that come attached, has built […]

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