Balance

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 apologized repeatedly 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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Clarity is powerful

Five years ago, I was still working in finance. My team of twelve had three members out on maternity leave, and the other nine of us were drowning. We were responsible for the movement of billions of dollars worth of securities, and it was predictably high-pressure, noisy, and chaotic. One day, my two workflow coordinators …

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Let's light up each other's lives.

I was introduced recently to the word “koselig,” a Nordic concept conveying light and warmth deep inside a person that radiates out and translates to their surroundings. I was captivated by the concept that in the midst of their long, dark winters, they cultivate light and warmth in their homes and families and communities.  I …

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Pic of a napkin with "Practice Self Compassion" written on it. Across the bottom-left is the title: The Key Ingredient to Wellbeing we Easily Forget.

No matter what your goals are, or what your obstacles are, or what your schedule is like, self-compassion is an essential ingredient to wellbeing. All the more so during a stressful season. Self-compassion will not make you lazy. It will not hold you back. It doesn’t negate your abilities, your passions, or your desire to …

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Holiday Self-Care Checklist

I absolutely love Christmas, but tend to get burnt out on the actual doing of all the Christmas things. Anyone else?? 🙂 Here are a few easy ways to practice self-care this holiday season so you can enjoy the season all the way through! 1. Stay hydrated. It’s easy to lose track of this basic …

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A mother and daughter playing. The mother is holding the daughter, balancing her. The text reads "Balance & Grace."

Our time feels so precious, doesn’t it? We try to guard it so carefully, probably because we are all running so close to the edge. We have designs on virtually every waking minute, and so we get very attached to the idea of the day going smoothly. You know the drill. We want the computer …

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There’s a sweet spot between being totally adrift, and being owned by your to-do list, and lately I’ve been calling it my “daily bread.” The phrase comes from one of the most well-known prayers in the Christian faith, a pearl of simplicity among more lofty spiritual ideas. It speaks of contentment and trust, and the …

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