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

Two bright pink berries in a brown-green field

Measuring Mental Decline

My mom’s mother had Alzheimer’s. The last time I saw my grandmother, when my mom introduced me to her, she lifted her withered arms in …

You Matter, Extended Cut

On June 15, 2009, this was Seth Godin’s daily blog post: You matter When you love the work you do and the people you do …

"Greeting card that says: With freedom, books, flowers & the moon, who could not be happy." Oscar Wilde

You Matter

“You matter.” Those words begin the first activity in my University of Cincinnati Diversity & Inclusion class. It’s the foundation of the course and it …

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Podcast

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.)