The 4 reasons you’re holding onto possessions that don’t matter.

Minimalism isn’t living within a sterile environment. Minimalism isn’t a closet with five shirts, two pair of jeans, and one pair of boots. Minimalism isn’t only buying used. But minimalism is a practice of evaluating what you have, discovering what has value and purpose, and removing the things that don’t. Minimalim is a mindset to keep you focused on your time and space and experiences that […]

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You are creative, no matter how many times it’s already been done.

We have big ideas. Whether it’s a beautiful masterpiece or best-selling prose or an expressive painting or a craft idea for your kids to entertain themselves while you make dinner – it’s all in the ideas that beg for us to create them. But when we begin to deliberate with our creative minds, we’re are sometimes met with resistance. Perhaps you have a good idea, but […]

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10 Ways to Satisfy Your Soul

On the days where your soul is aching for rest, give in to it. Be certain it is not your ego who is asking, but truly your soul in need of a little peace. And then dive fearlessly and shamelessly into tranquility. Do what you feel is calling out to you. If you don’t know where to begin, here are some ideas to get you started […]

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What to do when fear is keeping us stuck.

  We allow fear in to keep us feeling safe. We must save ourselves from pain and suffering, embarrassment and shame, disappointment and failure. The ego is behind all of this. The ego is the voice in our heads that tells us that we’ll never be artists, that we’ll always struggle with our weight, that we’ll never finish that project, and that we’ll always be […]

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The things that happen when we believe in ourselves.

  You are inherently worthy and capable of great things. And you’re capable of more than you think. It’s easy for us to live deeply in spaces of safety and comfort. In fact, I once thought I thrived here. We convince ourselves that pushing past these limits isn’t possible – not for us. That’s for other people. And even if we could, we wouldn’t want […]

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The benefits of disconnecting

When you disconnect, even for a little bit,  you allow for a realighment with what matters most. This weekend we are out visiting friends in their cabin in the woods. These friends do not have wifi, or much cell service, and just live differently than most people we know. We admire them for their desire for remoteness and connection to what speaks to their souls. Last […]

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Over-planning kills magic

Our need for control stems from our desire for perfection. When we experience something – a vacation, a night out, a restaurant – we want it to be fulfilling. But in our aim for fulfillment, we end up getting in our own way. And we spend far too much time dwelling on how something might turn out. I have the tendency to write out elaborate plans for […]

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4 Things to Remember When We’re in a Funk

We all have moments when we feel like lesser versions of ourselves. We feel overwhelmed by things outside our control. We are overcome by guilt for things we did, didn’t do, ate, didn’t eat, said, or didn’t say. We are panicking because it’s 8:15 PM and we haven’t completed a blog post (or written any complete sentences for that matter). And a lot of times, we come away from […]

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How to find freedom from the opinions of others

  You are not here on this earth to please every person. In fact, you will do lots of things that others do not approve of, do not agree with, and just doesn’t align with the way they view the world. It is your choice to review the feedback they are giving you (whether a structured critique or snide remark) and make the decision to […]

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4 Action Steps to Becoming More Mindful

There’s nothing wrong with contemplating the past or future. Weighing the outcomes on a decision, however big or small. Reacting to something we experience – a bitter taste, a delayed meeting, a moment of displeasure or excitement. There’s nothing wrong with worrying or venting or becoming distracted. But do not spend all of your time there. In fact, spend little time within these spaces. The […]

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