A Better Story


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Daring GreatlyJoshDG

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:41:00 +0000

Brene Brown’s ‘Daring Greatly’ was a great read, full of thought-provoking gut checks about the nature of shame, vulnerability, and how they impact work, parenting, and all our relationships. A few highlights: “If we’re going to find our way out of shame and back to each other, vulnerability is the path and courage is the light.” … Continue reading Daring Greatly

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On ImperfectionJosh

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:29:40 +0000

I just finished reading Brene Brown’s wonderful book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” A few highlights: “Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky, but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy — the experiences … Continue reading On Imperfection

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Key LearningsJosh

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:17:12 +0000

From The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown: TEN GUIDEPOSTS FOR WHOLEHEARTED LIVING: Cultivating authenticity: letting go of what people think Cultivating self-compassion: letting go of perfectionism Cultivating a resilient spirit: letting go of numbing and powerlessness Cultivating gratitude and joy: letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark Cultivating intuition and trusting faith: … Continue reading Key Learnings

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Hope For The Smoldering WickJosh

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:54:28 +0000

From ‘The Heroic Path’: Closing the journal was a signal for me to go and live. I think it’s easy to get consumed in grief, and then spend long days, even months and years, sitting in the ashes. Sometimes the grief becomes our identity. Journaling was a way to open my soul to God. To … Continue reading Hope For The Smoldering Wick

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Happy New YearJoshImage

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 22:41:31 +0000

I love Buzzfeed. Every day, there’s something new, something (generally) funny, and something that gets you thinking. And today’s thought? I’m old. The “36 Things That Are Going To Make You Feel Ancient”… do. Today marks a new year. And for me, a new opportunity. I’m always good at starting things. The finishing? That’s tougher. And … Continue reading Happy New Year

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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:54:53 +0000

Stumbled upon this video tonight. And just like that, I’m reminded of the journey that changed everything in my story. I’m thankful. And I’m reminded this day — and every day — can and should play a part in a better story. Rhythm matters.

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A Lesson On LoweJoshImage

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:01:24 +0000

As a reporter, court cases come and go. It’s the nature of the job. But two weeks later, I’m convinced this one will stick with me. Lindsey Lowe was a young mother caught in a lie. She was pregnant, confused and ashamed. Aside from the issue of her mental health — which will surely come up … Continue reading A Lesson On Lowe

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Restaurant Review: Lockeland TableJoshlockeland_table_logowell

Sat, 01 Sep 2012 17:04:08 +0000

Jury’s in: I think Hal Holden-Bache could be my favorite chef in Nashville. I loved his work at Eastland Cafe and worried he may disappear from the Nashville food scene when he left the restaurant several months ago. I was also worried Eastland would suffer in his absence. Thankfully, that has not happened. Holden-Bache ventured … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Lockeland Table

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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:58:54 +0000

This week, I’m challenged by this quote, from Mike Wilkerson’s incredible book on the concept of redemption. “Rather than trying to write God into our stories, we would be wiser to sit patiently with our Father and let him tell us his. We would surely find ourselves in his story and learn that we are … Continue reading Redemption

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