Hi. I’m Jule.

This is the place where I write about navigating the challenges of life—the difficult questions, the unwelcome losses, the gut-wrenching choices—the hard times.

I may not have all the answers but I’ve got a flashlight and I’m using this place to leave a brave and honest map.

Jule Kucera

Hi. I’m Jule.

This is the place where I write about navigating the challenges of life—the difficult questions, the unwelcome losses, the gut-wrenching choices—the hard times.

I may not have all the answers but I’ve got a flashlight and I’m using this place to leave a brave and honest map.

Latest Posts

A Pause Between

I like to pause between themes, to take a moment to rest at the top of the stairs, to take a deep breath. These posts …

Image of Bridges' Transition Model, showing Endings, Neutral Zone, New Beginnings, with overlap between the three phases

New Beginnings

And this is how this series on transitions ends, just as the transition from the Neutral Zone to New Beginnings ends, not with a bang …

Overhead view of fading hydrangea blooms in a brick planter

Keep vs. Cast Off

When you are coming through your transition, when you know where you want to go and are tangibly closer, when you feel you are almost …

Testimonials

Hardtimes & Hope Podcast

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

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