So many of us are called to write, and that calling can show up in a variety of forms. It can be a soft calling to journal once in a while to collect our thoughts or document the day, it can be a stronger calling to share a blog with our audience and to write about topics for our work and expertise, it can be a gut-wrenching calling that writing is our one true vehicle for expression in this life and that being a writer is our heart’s purpose on this earth. Wherever you are on the writing calling spectrum, my wish for you is that you answer that call. Don’t let these excuses get in the way.Read More
The holidays can be wonderful and connected, but also busy and stressful. It’s important to pause and take time to care for ourselves during the intensity of this time. A great way to encourage others to slow down , maintain their sanity, and pamper themselves is through thoughtful gifts that promote reflection and healthful living. I’ve put together a list of 5, simple self-care gifts for anyone on your list. Happy holidays!Read More
The holidays are a time that can get overshadowed by too many obligations, unnecessary gifts, excessive food, wasteful decorations, and overall consumerism. There can also be wonderful energy around the holidays about spending time with people you love, slowing down and being grateful, connecting to your spiritual beliefs, letting someone know how much you care about them with a beautiful card or a thoughtful gift, and finally, giving back.
So join me in the Christmas Clean-Out Challenge to get back to what’s important about the holidays.Read More
My twenties have come to an end, and I am at the start of a new decade. I’ve put together this list of twenty things to leave behind in your twenties, to encourage us all to embrace the transition out of our twenties and into an exciting new time. If you are turning thirty as well, or perhaps you are well before it or beyond it, see what resonates with you about what no longer serves you in your life as you move forward and consider letting it go.Read More
One autumn when my sister was visiting me from Colorado, a writer and avid reader herself, we went to McNally Jackson to see our favorite shared writer, Colum McCann. Bedecked in his signature loosely-wound scarf, McCann began to speak as a few dozen people gathered in the basement amongst wooden bookshelves and the sweet smell of paper and espresso. It was a special and memorable evening to me, simply because I was in the presence of a person who had touched my life without even knowing it, as many authors do.
Trust me, friends, read this book if you want to write.Read More
Creating something is such an incredibly joyful human experience. There is something that kicks on in me when I am creating something, anything. An aliveness is present that has been resting dormant within my being, waiting for a chance to extend to its full form. Creating can take many forms in our lives. It’s empowering to see something take shape out of nothing.Read More
Part of my commitment to my role as a life and career coach is to be constantly learning, growing, and improving myself to be able to serve my clients in an impactful way. One of the ways I constantly work on that is by reading about coaching, leadership, and personal growth. Over the past couple of years I have read dozens of titles, but these 5 have stuck with me as particularly resonant to my own growth, and also particularly applicable to my coaching work. Whether you are a seasoned or budding professional coach, a leader, or just a person looking to increase your power and awareness, you’ll enjoy the wisdom in these pages.Read More
The air is getting crisp, the pumpkins are out at the grocery store, and all I want to do is bake bread. It must be fall! The change of each season is a natural time to turn inward and see where you are. Use these journal prompts below as a starting point to get writing and reflecting this autumn.Read More
Sleep is one of the most important things for health, productivity, skin, mental clarity, and mood. There’s nothing worse than a restless night. Stress, hormones, alcohol, and lots of other factors can contribute to our ability to sleep well. Though it can be hard to control all of the factors that ensure a solid night of sleep, one thing you can control is your sleep space. Turn your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary and those sleepless nights are likely to reduce. Follow these tips to create a restful environment and start logging more hours of sleep each night.Read More