Are You Due a Reappraisal?

Are You Due a Reappraisal?

My friend Sara put her house on the market last year. She hadn’t planned on selling. She had lived there a long time. She was so familiar with the wear and tear that she saw necessary upgrades in every room. Rather than putting in the money to update and...
Lost at Sea: Senior Year

Lost at Sea: Senior Year

(This article is provided by guest writer and Commander-in-She summer intern Ellie Powers).  If anyone had asked me earlier this year what I thought Senior year would look like, I’d probably have given some vague response like, “Oh, I don’t know, hopefully good,” when...
My Son is 17 and I Still Make His Sandwiches

My Son is 17 and I Still Make His Sandwiches

I have a confession to make: My son is 17 and I still make his sandwiches. As someone who believes in the power of words and works in the field of storytelling, I’m aware of how this single sentence might tell its own story, an unfavorable one. You’re probably...
The Story of You: Turning the Page

The Story of You: Turning the Page

Our lives are like stories, playing out one chapter at a time. Our experiences frame our narrative  — our belief system about ourselves and the role we play in the world. We then experience future experiences through that existing narrative lens, which serves as...