Balance

Do you have a complicated relationship with the snooze button? [The decorative image shows a woman's hand pressing the snooze button on her alarm clock while she tries to fall back asleep]

If you do, you’re not alone. The vast majority of my clients have, at some point, lamented the siren call of the snooze button. While plenty of productivity experts swear you have to get up at 5AM to lead a productive life, I don’t necessarily agree with them. That’s not what this is about. But …

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3 Routines That Will Help You Stay On-Track With Your Most Important Goals

Ever created a brilliant plan only to forget about it two days later in the rush and crush of daily life? I get it. Me too! Here are three easy routines that have changed my life (no exaggeration). They will help you find the balance between big-picture thinking and daily actions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0KyJ178_Ag Want help clarifying …

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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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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.]

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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Time for a fresh start. [The decorative background photo shows a peach-colored scarf, a cup of coffee with cream, and a few dried flowers. The vibe is cozy and fresh.]

Is it just me, or is September a better fresh start than the new year? Although it’s still plenty warm in most parts of the country, fall is right around the corner. Is there anything you want to change? Is there anything that’s just not working? Is there anywhere you lack clarity? What I do …

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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.]

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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A small potted plant blooms bright pink, and rests next to a cup of coffee on a bench with an open magazine. The text reads: "Summer goes fast! Here's How to Make the Most of It."

Here’s the thing we all know but hate to admit: Our time is finite. And as Patrick Lencioni says, “If everything is important, then nothing is.” Imagine yourself on September 1. The morning air is getting cool. The kids are going back to school. What will have made this a worthwhile summer? Is it having …

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