What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Life Can Come At You Hard, So Remember The Good

Dearest Sweet E, This life is full of wonder and awe – it contains the best of what we experience – but this life can also come at you hard, stealing joy and hope, if you let it. Don’t let it, baby. So many in this world think they’re the only one with a suffering […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Step Up When Someone Falls, Even If They Don’t or Won’t

Dear Sweet E, so many of my words to you deal with the hard edges of life: overcoming rejection, accepting that we are all needy and broken, understanding that you are not your failures, losses or tragedies. These words will be no different. It’s not that I want us to sit with what makes us […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: How to Overcome Rejection

Dear Sweet E, my very first post to you was What I Will Tell Sweet E: Dig Yourself. Today’s post about overcoming rejection ties into the notion of digging yourself by knowing who you are and what you want from this life. Rejection stings, my sweet boy; you’ll never get used to it when it […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: You Are NOT Your Failures, Losses or Tragedies

When you get to be my age you’ve had your share of failures, losses and tragedies. Some of them may leave scars that never fully close.  Some of them are brought back to you by a seemingly innocuous reminder, years after you thought you had firmly dealt with the pain.  Some of them embarrass, torment, […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: You Determine Your Way

Dear Sweet E, I’ve left you with so much advice in this last year.  So many words about the things I know to be true. Maybe some of my wisdom won’t be what you need or remotely apply to the where you’re headed.  Maybe you’ll humor your granny and tell me that it was a […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Find Your Voice

When I learned to read, you could pretty much find me with a book in my hands from there on out.  Especially if that book had been written by Dr. Seuss.  I was entranced by his lyrical use of seemingly normal words and by his imagination when creating others. It’s with his words that I […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Just Show Up

While this is definitely a post for Sweet E, it’s also a post for all of us, because sometimes we can use the reminder. March is here.  Did you notice?  The first day of spring is thisclose. I even have photographic proof: All of this means that it’s been a couple of months since we […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Sometimes You Pick Your Family

We’ve all been unexpectedly hurt by someone in our family.  Well, most of us have.  Whether it’s an auntie or a sibling or even a parent, there will most likely come a time when someone in your family, someone you trust and love, maybe adore, will cause you such an unfathomable pain that you’ll question […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Find and Listen To Your Inner Voice

Dear Sweet E, what’s an inner voice and where can you find yours?  Mrs. Tucker is here to help, baby. For all my years, I’ve had a strong inner-voice.  Long before it became conventional wisdom to listen to that voice, I instinctively knew that I should pay attention as something important, something I couldn’t yet […]

What I Will Tell Sweet E: Face Your Fears.

Fear can paralyze strength. Fear can belittle wisdom. Fear can create chaos. Fear can manipulate truth. Fear can amplify insecurities. Fear can mute goodness. Fear can blacken day. Fear can expand deceit. Fear can wither boldness. Fear can crush action. Fear is slippery and insidious and able to enter our spirit like a virus, exponentially […]