Mindset & Motivation

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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Daily Bread: How to Embrace the Goodness Today Offers [the decorative image shows a cutting board and a tea towel with scattered blueberries and blackberries, a drizzle of honey, a few pieces of bread and cheese. The mood is simple but lovely.]

Note: This was written four years ago, during an intense season of uncertainty. I want to share it here, for those going through such a season now. Please rest assured, it doesn’t last forever. There’s a sweet spot between being totally adrift, and being owned by my to-do list, and lately I’ve been calling it …

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A woman gazes pensively, looking at nothing in particular. She's holding a mug of coffee. You get the feeling that she's asking how to make a big decision. The text reads "How do you know when it's time to let go?"

On a grey morning in February, I tucked myself into the back corner of the cutest café Liverpool has to offer, with a cinnamon-maple latte and my journal, for what had become an annual tradition of reflection. The mug fit perfectly in my hands, comforting and soothing, and was the perfect moody grey to match …

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