How to comfort your mother and still be true to yourself

My mom, like most┬áparents, worries about my happiness and wellbeing, which means she spends a lot of time thinking about me being unhappy and unwell. Funny how that works, right? She worries about me being alone and unfulfilled. It’s one of her favorite topics to analyze and rehash. I appreciate the intent, and when we …

How to Catch a Counterfeit (or how to focus on what matters)

Back when I started working in manufacturing, I had a boss who would ask our team: “How do you catch a counterfeit?” The answer? “Study the real.” There are infinite variables, infinite ways for a person to create a counterfeit. If you try┬áto become an “expert” of the counterfeits, you’re wasting your time. You could …