We are hardwired to tell stories. Jesus used parables to engage. Parents tell stories to children. Storytelling imparts wisdom to audience, in bite-sized portions. Stories help us make sense of a complex reality.
People have asked me, what it is like to be gay and Catholic, two groups of people that are so diametrically opposed to each other, and yet I embody both identities. Identity. Do I struggle with it? Yes.
Goals have to be SMART. Specific. Measurable. Actionable. Realistic. Time-sensitive. But my late grandmother never caught on to this corporate paradigm. She'd never heard of it. All she had was the foolish wisdom of [...]