Something I do that has made a big difference in my life is intentionally taking space. This is space to just be who I am, how I am… space from things that are sucking my energy or giving me negativity. Giving myself space to think, to breathe, to pause. Then, making sure to give everyone … Continue reading Take Some Space
Don't get me wrong - I am so glad to see 2020 move into the rear view mirror. But I'm also so grateful for some of what 2020 showed me. Clarity. Around who I am, what I want in life, and who my friends are. Friendship. Those that not only survived social distancing, but somehow … Continue reading What am I grateful for?
I am boycotting self-help books. I have actually been boycotting them all year - but it’s gone so well that I’m going to keep boycotting them indefinitely. Now to be clear - I have still enjoyed books on spirituality, books on improving society as a whole, and memoirs - I’ve read Spirit Junkie, I’m Still … Continue reading I am boycotting.
In the last year or so, I have been thinking about what my values, hobbies, and ways of living were when I felt most true to myself. This led to me thinking about how much I used to focus on spreading kindness and focusing on finding and highlighting the good in everyone. Eventually, anxiety, the … Continue reading Love overflows from a full cup.
The pandemic and Stay At Home/social distancing way of living in 2020 has shifted my perspective so much. I have realized how much extra I have in my life - extra stuff, extra activities, extra goals, just this… more-and-more-and-more way of living. Which has been great for me - a lot of ambition has helped … Continue reading Just believe there ARE answers.
I bought the book Radical Compassion by Tara Brach because I felt like I had lost a key part of myself - the part that cared so much about the world, about other people, and who looked for the good in everyone and every situation. I felt like the busy-ness of life and the stress … Continue reading Impact the World by Loving Yourself First
Once you’ve decided that chasing societal expectations, or just expectations you adopted from someone else without checking in with yourself, doesn’t work for you – now you have to define success for yourself, in your terms. Sounds exciting and simple enough at first – but I certainly got overwhelmed by it. Do I define it … Continue reading How to Define Success for YOURSELF