Wellness

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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5 Sneaky Time Drains (And How to Avoid Them) [the decorative background photo shows a notebook, a pen, a cup of coffee, a few sprigs of lavender, and a collection of gold paperclips]

The most important no’s have nothing to do with tasks. As you probably know, I’m a big fan of the Not-To-Do List. Deciding what you’re not going to spend time on is every bit as important as deciding what you are going to spend time on. What I’ve found, though, is that the most important …

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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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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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Five Ways to Turn Inspiration Into Transformation. The background photo shows a man sitting on the ground, writing in a notebook.

I spent my 18th summer in Peru, volunteering at an orphanage in the foothills of the Andes with a dozen other teens. Between my recent graduation and my foreign travels, I felt emboldened to try something new. I stepped off the plane into the dry desert air with this thought firmly lodged in my mind: …

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