It’s time to start maximizing the meaning in my hours rather than the billable rate they command.
We all allow crap and nonsense into our lives, and we all deserve better. I’d like to tell you how to take things from “meh” to freakin’ awesome.
Do you ever feel like you should love something just because everyone else does? Then this post’s for you…
Sometimes, you have to take things into your own hands. Like Anne Belov did with her new book, Pandamorphosis.
We worry so much about what we think we ought to be that we don’t even notice when we find out what we really are.
One reader stops caring what other people think of her dreams and takes the bold step to go after them.
[Part of my mission to “live deliberately” involves ruthlessly cutting out anything that saps my time, energy or money to no good end. I’m calling these things my “Quits,” and this is one of the many items that have found themselves on my Quits List.] Sometimes, it takes a while for a Quit to […]
Something just out of my reach has been bothering me. A couple of years ago during a 31-mile run as I was training for my first 50K, I got this little niggling pain in the back of my thigh. It wasn’t enough to stop altogether, but it was annoying and took a lot of the […]
Some of my Quits over the years may not have been your particular jam. I know not everyone will relate to things like fighting my hair or my failed green thumb, and that’s o.k. Sometimes I use my own experiences to translate a bigger lesson that might apply to your own life. And sometimes I […]
[Part of my mission to “live deliberately” involves ruthlessly cutting out anything that saps my time, energy or money to no good end. I’m calling these things my “Quits,” and this is one of the many items that have found themselves on my Quits List.] I know. Super-exciting start to the Year of Intentional […]
2014 will be the year Quits get real and I start taking my everyday life more seriously. Want in? Read on!
When I was a kid, I had a family member who doted on me. He worried about everything that had to do with me. Like if my teacher raised her voice at me. Or if I hadn’t eaten enough protein, or if I needed to buy red shoes so nobody laughed me because everyone else […]
Growing up, I was nothing short of an awkward child, and I absolutely love and embrace that fact about my past. But something changed when I turned 13. To rewind, I grew up in a home with a very strict, conservative, yet comical father. When I was younger and didn’t know any better, I would […]
You want babies. I don’t. What else is there to talk about?
Folks, I have a confession to make. I’ve written and erased subject lines for Reader Quit articles more often than Cordelia’s Mom comments on her blog. (Which is so insanely adorable, isn’t it???) For over a year now, I’ve known I wanted to write for Cordelia’s blog, but I can never settle on a topic. […]
Having money is great…but not if it totally overshadows everything else in your life. How one reader shifted her perspective and freed herself to live her life.
[Cordelia note: No, she is not quitting “dropping it like it’s hot”; she’s on a spree of Quits that in fact demonstrate an admirable ability to drop it like it’s hot.] My Superhero Origin Story I have been an overachiever since birth. My mom always tells me a story about how I came home […]
Life at times can be like a treasure hunt. We are all on a journey seeking who we are and trying to find what we are here to do. As we navigate through life, we can give up on the hunt and begin to conform by letting our identities by shaped by what we think […]
If worrying were a sport, I’d totally make the U.S. Olympic team. It’s an annoying talent to have, but a lifetime of practice means I’m pretty much a champion at sustaining stress. Examples from my life abound. I was almost completely silent—like, I didn’t talk to anyone—for two straight weeks leading up to cheerleading tryouts […]
[Part of my mission to “live deliberately” involves ruthlessly cutting out anything that saps my time, energy or money to no good end. I’m calling these things my “Quits,” and this is one of the many items that have found themselves on my Quits List.] Witness: the straw that broke the camel’s back. Two […]