Balance

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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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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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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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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How to Survive the Busy Modern World When Your Love Language is Quality Time

Sometimes, the world feels relentless. We’re pulled in a thousand different directions every day, and not just logistically. Our hearts themselves are often pulled, bruised, tattered, and disconnected. Sometimes, the loneliest place to be is in the middle of a crowded room. The painful irony is that the more emaciated and disconnected your heart is, …

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Clarity is powerful

How Clarity Empowers You to Take Control of Your Time

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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Precise Questions & Practical Steps: Asking Questions That Get to the Heart of the Matter

I don’t remember where I was in our office building, only that a panicked team member came to find me, and pulled me into a conference room. “Why are they packing up his desk?” she probed, referring to our shared boss. She told me his personal items were being placed in an old file box, …

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See the Most beautiful truth about yourself. How to discard old stories. [The decorative image shows a woman gazing out the window at a snowy landscape. The view itself is blurred, the focus is on her face, which looks reflective and soft. She is wearing a cozy sweater and holding a mug.]

See the Most Beautiful Truth About Yourself: How to Discard Old Stories

This is an invitation to dive deeper into exploring your beliefs so you can understand how you view yourself, your world, and your role in the world. When we are brave enough to ask ourselves hard questions, we create the opportunity to course-correct. It allows us to intentionally discard ways of viewing the world that …

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