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 get real.

We know how to do stuff that looks and sounds good from the outside—the standard responses we give at work, the curated photos we post online (like the photoshopped one right here).

But what about the inside stuff? The stuff we don’t usually talk about?

This is a place for those messy questions we ask ourselves in the middle of the night. I’ll share mine here in the open, you’ll get to ponder yours in private. 

Somehow, in that sharing and pondering, together we’ll make our way to a life with a little more breathing room, a little more intelligence, a little more forgiveness for ourselves and those we care about. 

Latest Reflections

White orchid bloom

Woo-Woo #1

There were a couple of odd things that happened during the refresh of Sweet Baby Lover. I wondered if Trent may have been involved, or …

A tower made of mica panels, one of which is sparkling in the sunlight

More Work, But Worth It

I know where I want to go next with these reflections, but I’m not ready to go there yet. My heart is still racing from …

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Changing My Definition of Self

It’s been almost exactly four years since I left my corporate career. March 4th, 2019,  was the first Monday I wasn’t supposed to be somewhere. …



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, …

Close up of a white orchid with hints of lime green and pink

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 …

Milford Sound, shrouded in clouds

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?

"It's my weekly dose of positivity."

Every Sunday, you can get an email from me to support your own reflections on life. If you sign up, I’ll send you Monkeys and Bones. 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.)

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