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.
You’re wasting your energy trying to “deal” with things that have no payoff other than making you utterly unhappy. Why not channel that energy into making things better?
It’s so easy to let your happiness fall to the whims of external factors that have no right having anything to do with it. But ultimately, it all comes down to you.
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.
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 […]
Last week, I turned down what could have been my dream job. Or, rather, what would have been my dream job a couple years ago, but was now almost my dream job, but not quite the more I started to think about it. I will explain (then tell you what it means to you; skip […]
Lately, any time that isn’t “billable” feels like wasted time to me.Color me obvious, but this doesn’t quite seem like what a lifestyle business is supposed to be like.
I am a firm believer in the power of positivity. Whether it’s keeping an optimistic outlook, being open to new opportunities, or choosing the high road when the low would be so much easier, embracing a positive attitude in life can truly get you places. I’m also firmly turned off by “woo-woo” new age fluff […]
There’s a thing about the Zen mentality that makes it a bit tough to embrace for a thug-for-life revolutionary: Being Zen seems to imply being “o.k.” with things that are, inherently, shitty. A lost job, a bad diagnosis, a broken relationship…while feel-good happiness blogs will tell you that “accepting” these things will make them easier […]
This is not going to be about resolutions, although I suppose you could call it a resolution, just like this whole blog, this whole project, this whole thing I’m doing called “trying to live right” is one big ongoing resolution. This about what “living right” really means. What living really means. This Sunday, New Year’s […]
They say that childhood, especially your school years, are the happiest years of your life. Often, I wonder who the hell “they” are and what “they” know. One of my most powerful memories of my childhood was going to see a Phil Collins concert with Mum and Dad in my first year of high school. […]
My name is Cordelia, and I am a hustleraholic. But not for long…
“Buildings and bridges are made to bend in the wind. To withstand the world, that’s what it takes. All that steel and stone is no match for the air, my friend. What doesn’t bend, breaks. What doesn’t bend, breaks…” ~Ani Difranco, “Buildings & Bridges” The secret to a structure that can withstand an earthquake, […]
I had a dream last night that I was back at my old high school. These dreams usually revolve around it being the end of my senior year and me suddenly realizing I’ve completely forgotten to attend one of my classes, will inevitably fail, and my future will be ruined. (I have this dream approximately […]
[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.] Lately, my eye has started twitching again. In fact, […]
If you’d asked me when I was 10 what things would be like when I grew up (30 counts as “grown up,” right?), I never would have said I hoped I’d be frazzled, dissatisfied, and vaguely resentful most of the time. I didn’t dream about learning how to sync my boss’s iPhone to his BMW, […]
Today, I’m excited to have a guest post up at Live Love Work. If you haven’t checked out this site yet, you should. Chrysta’s Twitter and Facebook posts are my daily doses of uplifting wisdom (often much-needed). My post is about something I’ve come to realize all too well lately: the importance of taking time […]
[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 think it’s time I finally admit to something: […]
I used to be a party girl. Well, I should say that I used to be peer pressured into attending a lot of parties—pity parties, that is. And while there was time when I enjoyed them and even threw a few crazy ones myself, they’ve lost their appeal. Why? Aside from the emotional hangovers, the headaches, […]