Category: Essays

A Sunshine State of Mind, Or, How I Got My Tattoo

As my 30s came to an end I became anxious about this lack of constancy, and blamed it for my husband’s disappearance from my life. “To know who you are,” Carson McCullers once said. “You have to have a place to come from.” How could I expect someone else to know me if I didn’t know myself?

Two Mindsets

This article by Maria Popova summarizes parts of a book called Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck that theorizes there are two primary mindsets: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. Here […]