Entries by Debra Poneman

Why I Love Sports

I don’t get irked very easily but you know when I do?  When people roll their eyes upon discovering that I love college and professional sports.  I think I really confuse them when someone they see as a “spiritual leader” actually cares who wins the World Series or the NBA Championship.  It appears that many or […]

The Myth of Perfection

According to Brené Brown, author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, the definition of perfectionism goes like this: “Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief system that fuels the thought, ‘If I look perfect, live perfectly, and do everything perfectly, I […]

If You Ever Let Fear Stop You, Think of Susan

Several years ago I attended a fund-raising gala for a fabulous organization called The Unstoppable Foundation, a non-profit started by my dear friend Cynthia Kersey that brings clean water, education and hope to some of the poorest communities in Africa. One of the highlights for me that night was when we heard the story of […]