beware the verb to be

Beware The Verb “To Be”

A few years back, a woman from California called me, asking for help in turning her life around. She was in her 50’s, and unhappy, working as a retail clerk. She lived in a trailer park, and complained that her place was “always” messy. Though she had a degree in Education, she couldn’t get herself together enough to apply for a teaching job. “I don’t seem to get any of the important stuff done,”…