10 Things I Know for Sure


  1. You’re capable of more than you think you are. And when you commit to yourself, you will see how true this is.
  2. By celebrating others’ victories, we add good vibes into the world. And it makes us feel good too. I used to see or hear of other people’s accomplishments and suddenly feel a lack in my own life. Like their happiness meant there was a little less to go around. (Not a great perspective, I realize.) I’ve been able to move past a place of comparison and now genuinely celebrate others’ victories and it feels good to put those vibes out into the world.
  3. The first thing you do each morning sets the tone for your entire day. I know because the first thing I do each morning is individually cuddle with each of my dogs for no less than 5 minutes.
  4. Podcasts are a gift to the world. While I condone single-tasking and do love a good meditation, there is a time and place for multi-tasking and absorbing great things and that’s any time one of your favorite podcasts is released. Some of my favorites include: the Marie Forleo Podcast, the Optimal Living Daily series, Side Hustle School, Game of Owns, and Soul Sparks. What are your favorites?
  5. Perfection is bullshit. As a recovering perfectionist, I have learned to follow the wise words of author, Elizabeth Gilbert, that “done is better than good.”
  6. Dark chocolate is a food group. Need I say more?
  7. Being ridiculous makes life more fun. We have a longstanding rule in this house to be as silly as possible, as often as possible. One day, Aric and I practiced jumping from our knees to our feet in one smooth movement a la Arya fighting the waif in Season 6. But it’s not just Aric and me choose to live this way… when my sister was home a couple weeks ago, we did carpet angels on my parent’s living room floor. We are 29 and 32. We laughed so hard and it’s one of my favorite memories from her time at home.
  8. Peace starts within us. You choose whether to react calmly or irrationally. You choose whether to forgive yourself and others or hold on to negative feelings. You choose whether you will be happy or claim the world is against you. Your choice affects others – choose peace and you will see them begin to respond to you with more love and compassion than ever before.
  9. Creating a new habit is uncomfortable. Until I publicly declared last Sunday that I would write “30 blog posts in 30 days” I was really good at coming up with excuses. I could carve out time, but what was I willing to give up? I quickly found out. That list includes: going to bed at 9 PM, helping with dinner, and rewatching the latest episode of Game of Thrones for a third time. The most surprising part has been how little I feel I am sacrificing once I’m done.
  10. Self-care is not selfish. When you spend your time in a way that makes you feel energized and alive, that benefits everyone around you. Whether it’s 5 minutes, 20 minutes, or 2 hours – hit the refresh and reap the rewards.

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