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. 

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. 

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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.)