Lessons from a blackberry bush

A blackberry bush only gives berries on its second-year canes. Meaning: the stalks that grow this summer will not bear fruit until next. And the canes that are covered in berries this year? They will never produce again. You’ll have to cut them down. Make space for the new. And what I want to say […]

How to untangle

Lives are so complicated. Each day of your life you play so many roles, have so many competing priorities for your time, your attention, your energy. All the basic life stuff — laundry, dishes, bills, obligations — and the career stuff — and the family stuff — and trying to have a social life — […]