Who Told Me I Couldn’t Do It

My Mother’s Unique Brand of Encouragement

I must admit I didn’t hear the word “no” very often when I was a kid. My mother’s acting lessons had actually taught her how to recite a pretty good speech of encouragement, and I heard it often enough.

So, when I tried to put a finger on exactly why I had so little motivation, felt so invalidated and discouraged, tried to describe what I was…