We constantly sell ourselves short, downplay our skills and accomplishments, and kowtow to whatever crapportunity is tossed our way. I call “Bullshit!”
Sometimes the best self-help guru you will ever find is that sinking (or soaring) feeling you get when your gut reacts to something.
The biggest things I’ve learned from one full year of freelancing full-time (that I so wish I’d known when I started).
Living intentionally is all about turning off the autopilot and really examining why it is you do the things you do. And calling yourself on your own B.S.
Quitting your job, finding “the one,” moving to Tahiti, winning the lottery…Nothing will make you you really, truly happy unless you learn how to BE happy.
Being defined by a single job title alone is so 20th century.
If you have any interest in becoming a freelancer writer, or taking your career to the next level, I’m teaching a must-enroll course.
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.
I am officially announcing my resignation from busy-ness, 24/7 hustle and being always plugged in and ushering in a new, singular purpose for this year and this blog.
One reader stops caring what other people think of her dreams and takes the bold step to go after them.
Since I rarely talk about my bipolar disorder on this blog, I thought it was time to bring it back up as a quick public service reminder of a couple things.
Circumstances mean nothing. Limitations mean nothing. Obstacles mean nothing. It all comes down to you.
When you screw up, you have two choices: Hit “reset” and move on, or let it tank your whole day. Time to take your hand off the ripcord…
[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 […]
Now, before you worry I’ve given up on the dream, the pants I’m referring to are yoga pants. Super-ridiculously-comfy yoga pants, usually with a witty adorable t-shirt and one of several zip-up sweatshirts (and these slippers, because they are awesome). But, they are still pants, and there is a reason why I wear them: I […]
A little while back, my father-in-law threw a surprise party for my mother-in-law’s birthday. It was meticulously planned. He left those of us on the party prep team a thorough list of to-dos to tackle while he distracted the birthday girl elsewhere. From which candles needed to be lit in which rooms to where to […]
(This is a kickass guest post by Shanna Mann.) I was really excited by the message of the now-defunct “Impossible League” (brainchild of Joel Runyon). Kicking the ass of the so-called impossible? Right on! Finally, a group of people who will really celebrate the hard stuff and what it means to overcome. That was […]
When we think of lifestyle design, our minds tend to jump to 4-hour workweeks, location independence somewhere in the Caribbean, and those clichéd shots of someone’s laptop on their legs as they sit on a beach as the rest of us wilt away in cube-land. And I’m not saying that doesn’t sound hella lovely. But […]