Noun. An underlying and often distinct theme in a piece of writing or conversation. I first learned about subtext, when I took acting classes in college. We talked about the “real” conversation in the midst of a conversation, about reading between the lines. And it is something I think about almost daily, years later. What… Continue reading Subtext

The Power of Complaining

The tricky part of complaining is that subtextually we’re admitting defeat. We’re admitting that we can’t do anything about the situation we’re in. That the only thing left to do is complain.  On the other hand, we all vent. We all need to express our frustrations. And it does help to communicate our feelings and… Continue reading The Power of Complaining

Our Time. Their Time.

The frustration comes when we try to have others abide by our time, our schedule, our pace. Because for most important things that synchronicity doesn’t often align. We all have our own pace. It can’t be rushed, not really. Not in a lasting way. Just like creating any sort of change, it comes when the… Continue reading Our Time. Their Time.


In many areas of our lives we are stuck at a certain point of development. If we were to look at it as an age, we might be stuck at a certain age. It could be because of a traumatic event or shock or challenge that we couldn’t overcome at that time and so that… Continue reading Stunted

The Power of Taking Notes

I’ve often wondered why the people who are the most productive tend to be those who carry around notepads and take notes. I would say it isn’t necessarily the fact that they take notes and can refer back to them later. Or that they have an easy to follow checklist to keep them on track.… Continue reading The Power of Taking Notes