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. 

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. 

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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?

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