Rebecca Rusinko

29 Journal Prompts to Reflect and Integrate Your Growth From the Past Year [the decorative background image shows a journal, a cup of coffee, a pen, a candle, and a bouquet of flowers on a tray sitting on a bed.]

29 Journal Prompts to Reflect and Integrate Your Growth From the Past Year

Without a doubt, the past couple of years have changed us. The world around us has changed, too, and the pace of change seems to be quickening. It’s important that we pause and reflect. It’s so easy to get sidetracked, and we can forget about the lessons learned, and the tools, routines and habits that …

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Three Comforts and Three Questions For When Nothing is Going Right

Three Comforts and Three Questions For When Nothing is Going Right

Nothing really prepares you for that gut-punch moment of disappointment when you really thought it would work out this time, and it turns out, it didn’t. And when one disappointment turns into a string of them, they weigh heavier and heavier. Chronic disappointment becomes its own form of grief. In those moments, it’s hard not …

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Too Much to Do? Here's How to Choose The Best Goals to Pursue [The decorative image shows a woman sitting on a table beside a window, writing in a notebook. She is wearing glasses and looks intentional in her writing.]

Too Much To Do? Here’s How to Choose the Best Goals to Pursue

We’ve been talking a lot around here about how hard it is to know where to spend your very limited time, energy, and attention. How do you know what will give you the best results? There are no guarantees. How do you know what to prioritize? It feels like everything needs your attention right now. …

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Loving yourself is hard. Here are three ways to get better at it. [The decorative background image shows a woman wrapped up in a cozy grey sweater, snuggled into herself. The photo is cropped to focus on her gentle smile and her arms. The vibe is that she is learning to be kind to herself.]

Loving yourself is hard. Here are three ways to get better at it.

We can be so hard on ourselves, can’t we? We judge ourselves harshly, we hold ourselves back from being happy, we don’t give ourselves the things we need. It’s so easy to justify our actions as necessary, or selfless, or evidence of high standards that we don’t even realize we’re doing it. And we certainly …

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Four Questions For When You Crave Change In Your Career (But Also Fear It). The decorative background photo shows a cup of coffee on a saucer, and an open notebook on top of a calendar and a book written in French. A pen lays across the open notebook, ready for the answers to the questions.

Four Questions For When You Crave Change In Your Career (But Also Fear It)

If you are considering leaving your job within the next six months, you’re certainly not alone. A recent survey showed that 41% of American workers are considering the same. Of those, fully half say they’re already financially prepared to do so. And, among those who aren’t prepared yet, fully half are willing to take on …

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here are Five Practical Ways to Free Your Mind. [The decorative image shows a young woman sitting in a coffee shop, writing in a notebook. She has long, light brown hair with some waves. She wears a cozy white sweater. On the table there is a small cup of coffee and a plant.]

Feeling Overwhelmed? Five Practical Ways to Free Your Mind

Last weekend, my husband and I spent 30 minutes in line at a BBQ food truck, only to learn they’d run out of their top menu items. The woman working the window kept apologizing, as the couples in front of us grew more agitated. I could understand why people were disappointed after waiting in such …

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