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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5 Things I Know for Sure

You don’t have to be the best. What matters is how you feel doing what you’re doing. If you’re terrible or even just mediocre, but you enjoy it – keep on enjoying it. It’s not a competition. Well, unless it is – but I’m guessing it’s not. Naps are always okay. Lunchtime naps, right before bed naps, just woke up naps, meditation naps, bathroom naps […]

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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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The lessons dogs teach us about life.

There is no joy in life much like telling a dog that they’re going on a walk. It’s Christmas Day, they won the lottery, they are going to be grandparents, and they found a front row parking spot. They aren’t afraid to hide their excitement either. Anyone within a 5 mile radius knows how excited this moment is – with the incessant barking and the […]

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10 Things I Know for Sure

You’re capable of more than you think you are. And when you commit to yourself, you will see how true this is. 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 […]

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On trusting ourselves

We scour books and articles, social media feeds and pinterest boards in search of the answers that will solve our problems or fuel us with the motivation we need to get started. We depend on others to tell us what to say, do, buy, think, dream. We find special people along the way that help to guide us when we’re in need of support, inspiration, […]

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