Balance

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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Let's light up each other's lives.

Koselig

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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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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Daily Bread

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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What helps you feel whole and well? Write your own permission slip.

What helps you feel whole and well? Write your own permission slip.

I feel like my heart is pulled in one hundred directions each day. I want to be brave and sweet and bold and kind, but too often, I find myself distracted. Life gets hectic, things get hard, and I start worrying about my future, or my silly to-do list, or whether I’m doing enough. I …

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