Let's live a life we feel good about.

While “the unexamined life is not worth living” is a stronger stance than I take, I do believe the examined life allows a person to get smarter about how to live it.

So, that’s what I do with my writing—reflect on life, with a dash of positivity.

I hope my reflections prompt your own, and that together we make our way to a life with a little more breathing room, a little more intelligence, a little more grace for ourselves and those we care about. 

Jule Kucera

Let's live a life we feel good about.

While “the unexamined life is not worth living,” is a stronger stance than I take, I do believe the examined life allows a person to get smarter about how to live it.

So, that’s what I do with my writing—reflect on life, with a dash of positivity.

I hope my reflections prompt your own, and that together we make our way to a life with a little more breathing room, a little more intelligence, a little more compassion for ourselves and those we care about. 

Latest Reflections

Worried About the Planet

I’m worried about the planet. This is not new. I was worried in grade school when I held my breath as school buses dropped us …

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Information Intake Moderation

When 9/11 happened, I was in a sailboat in the Mediterranean with seven friends, one captain, and one crew person|chef. We didn’t have a cell …

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Antidote to the Myth of the Lone Genius

On Saturday, October 22, I heard Aaron Sorkin speak at the Niehoff Lecture for the Mercantile Library in Cincinnati. A week later, I drove to …

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Podcast cover art for Jule Kucera: Reflections, designed by Hernán Braberman, with the word 'Reflections' making reflection

If You’d Prefer To Listen

Some people prefer to sit at their desk or in their cozy chair with a cup of coffee and read. Some prefer to grab earbuds, …

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A Year of Podcasting

When I started podcasting, I committed to doing it for a year and then deciding if I wanted to continue or not. The year is …

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Jule: A fifteen-year-old considers suicide

This week the ‘guest’ is me. I’ve been public about the hard time of Trent’s passing, but this one, my first really hard time, I’ve …

Do we have things in common?

To find out, how would you answer these questions?
(My answers are “Yes!”)

  • Are you curious?
  • Have people told you that you’re strong?
  • Have you loved… and have you lost?
  • Do you believe in getting better?

"I wasn't sure where you were going but I will follow you anywhere."

 That’s a quote from a New York Times bestselling author, after hearing me read this story at her writing retreat. The story will tell you a lot about me, but that’s okay. Writers must be brave.
(I’ll keep your email safe, wrapped in a blanket, locked in a vault.)