Today, I'm sharing a list of life and business tools that I love. I don't receive any payments/affiliate fees/commissions of any kind for recommending the tools that I’m sharing here. I am recommending them purely because I like them and find them very useful. That is all. . . . I use... Canva for creating … Continue reading My favorite tools for organization, creativity, productivity & whatnot.
I don’t remember how old I was or how I first learned the ultimate formula for asking, but I had to have been pretty young. I remember the paper tapped to the wall next to my bed with my gratefully proclaimed desires written in large awkward handwriting. And a handful of Good & Plenty candies … Continue reading The Ultimate Formula for Asking for What You Need
The last few days my mind has been tripping over all kinds of things. Searching. Taste-testing. Falling from heights I did not realize were inside of me. Then I remember – The simple but often forgotten practice of rediscovering my body. It’s a slow, patient, process that I don’t always believe there is time for. … Continue reading Body of Light
Today I’m grateful for: Practices like this one that give me a place to sit safely in discomfort.Being reminded of the power of my thoughts—meditations that provide peaceful affirmations when my mind is whirlwindy and obsessed.Fear and anger that open me up, push me towards evaluation, and ultimately evolution.Quick turnarounds on medical tests.Care providers that … Continue reading On Rebellious Gratitude
Tashlich means to “cast off.” When you do Tashlich you toss little bits of bread or stones into a body of water, like a river or ocean. Tashlich is a ritual that is traditionally performed during the time of the Jewish New Year celebration, Rosh Hashanah. It’s a symbolic gesture—you toss away things that haunt … Continue reading Out with the old. Calling in the new.
Knowing when to say yes/no. Understanding and prioritizing our basic needs helps us know when to say yes or no. Our basic and personal needs are important things to consider and protect. And when we prioritize them we insure a firm creative foundation for our lives, we can show up as our best selves and produce quality work that we’re proud … Continue reading Setting Boundaries for Work/Life Balance
Have you been feeling the need for revised clarity? Evaluated evolution? Productivity that provides peace and stability? If so, you aren’t alone. It’s a natural thing that happens when seasons turn over or transitions abound. We respond to the light and energy of the Summer Solstice— it's pulse of creative agency beating in our own … Continue reading Quarterly Review for Business & Life
When I was 15 I lived in Florida. And I was miserably obsessed with Alaska. I’d lived in Alaska from age 11-14 and in that short period of time I’d seen places so beautiful they made my eyes not want to blink. I had adventures that made my heart feel like a happy wild horse. … Continue reading Collecting all the pieces
Last night I curled up in my bed and cried into my pillows until I was too tired to think. Life felt hard, overwhelming, my day was a carnival ride of first-timer mistakes and unknowns. I spent hours riding highs and lows. Wheel-spinning, head-banging, minutes fumbling my way through new assignments. Researching, writing, pacing, long-staring … Continue reading Trust that it’s enough.
Have you made an Energy Audit list lately? If you’re feeling depleted, disconnected, or resentful — then an Energy Audit list can help. You’ll discover what is leaching your energy, what patterns or obligations are no longer serving you. You’ll also clarify what types of activities, interactions, and habits support your finite energy and nurture … Continue reading Time. Energy. Clarity.
No more comparing myself to others - I live by the means of my own passion and power and unique offerings. No more forcing (fast) solutions - I delight in slow deliberate growth. No more waiting to fill my tank until it’s empty - Keep my cup full and overflowing so I can pour into … Continue reading The No More List
Ahh… The smell of mud, the sound of boots treading the earth, the magical shinny world that lives in the mirror of a puddle. But first…. You should know that usually when I start out on a walk, my back is a bit tense, my mind is muddled with brain noise and questions. "How will … Continue reading Have you tried an exploratory jaunt?
For when you need a starting point but you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or distracted. Our minds can sometimes act like a merry-go-round of random thoughts, questions, important information, and reminders. And somewhere under all the noise and excitement is that inner knowing—of what we need to know right now, what is most beneficial for our … Continue reading How to make a Brain-Hush list
1. The rush of aliveness that comes with my spring phase. 2. Chosen silence. 3. I’m excited to breath deeply and push all the passion bubbling up inside me through my veins and finger tips and toes and beyond. 4. I’m excited about the possibilities a day does bring. The blessings and gratitude and understanding … Continue reading Gratitude 1/1/20
Hi! I made this virtual present for you... Its a list of some of my most favorite things, tools, resources, and inspiration from this year. If you feel the urge to share some of yours, I’m so down for that. We could create a new favorite things tradition! We could change each other’s lives! So … Continue reading Giving is giving. And I made this for you!
Dear self. When you feel like a sick, prick with no direction, read this. Read things that you've written. - this is your trail of breadcrumbs, your way back home. Drink more water. Take your mind herbs - your nervous system is likely a whirling mess (especially if it's Autumn) Take care of your brain and it … Continue reading The, when you need wholeness, love and clarity LIST
Today I will be Creative Inspired Inspiring... with love and laughter and silent intention that weighs warm and heavy in the air affording, if only just a moment of space well held For a stranger, for a friend, for myself A space where less is more and meanings are louder than words and conversations are … Continue reading Today
My mind is a field Waiting for your Divine body to lay in it. To roll in it To dance and make love in it To sing praises, or shouts of invigoration To plant seeds of strength or Blow whispers of truth into the wind
I am a mush of greatness this morning Like oatmeal – with too much maple syrup Longing to seep everywhere and penetrate your salty skin Longing to weigh heavy on your scattered thoughts like a blanket of sweet truth “It is all here.”... I would whisper into your cold ears “It is all here just … Continue reading Greatness
You know what I remembered today?... It's okay to want to be alone It's okay to take yourself away, to practice what you are or what you want to be. It's okay to dance alone in the candle light to a familiar beat one that feels like a retreat and brings all the best parts … Continue reading an anthem
Mountains sit like Deities in the window Urging stillness, in my peripheral I’d be wise to let them urge me Let them show me, let them be me It’s not common practice to sit and wait for nothing and linger in the moment in fact we have been conditioned, not to, that it’s lazy My … Continue reading morning meditation
Thoughts stare back at me in a reflection on black tea Guess you never know when you’ll run into yourself steam swirls circles and curls questions sink and melt Tea leaves float the surface like tiny boats and striving hopes that sail right through the harshest storms shapes and forms reveal themselves in the midst … Continue reading black tea revelation
We all know those people that just love to argue, love to get heated and "get their feelings hurt". I might sound insensitive, but no! The insensitive thing would be to ignore that these people exist and that their feelings matter. First of all, if you find yourself in a situation with this sort of … Continue reading 5 Ways to End an Argument
The world is in such a hurry these days. In a society running on Starbucks and work deadlines, it is tough sometimes not to get caught up in the “go, go, go” of every-day-life. I think that red lights have been the bad guys for too long. I think red lights and stop signs and … Continue reading 5 Ways to Enjoy a Red Light
There is a blue sky shinning outside your window, a fresh cup of coffee in your hand, you’re off to a routine day at a job that may not be great but is however great to have, especially in these times of economic instability. There are really no real problems in your life, yet there … Continue reading 5 Secrets of Bad Days
#1 Beginning- I have to admit it is kind of intimidating staring at the blinking curser as it prods almost intrusively at my skill and ability to write. I just dive in. It seems characteristic of me, like jumping off the roof when I was 12, into the make shift snow mound. Now, just … Continue reading The 5 B’s of Doing-ness