3 Tiny Ways to Practice Presence at Work (Even During a Pandemic)

3 Tiny Ways to Practice Presence at Work (Even During a Pandemic)

Inside: Find your purpose through work and practice presence, even if your work and home life have collided due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a guest post from Ellie Roscher of 12 Tiny Things. Since last March, when the global pandemic bound us in our homes, I have been over-functioning. Throughout the Spring and Summer months, I was working while parenting and parenting while working, feeling inadequate at both. I was exhausted.  Then, in late August, I got a call from my youngest child’s preschool telling us they were […]

We’re Allowed to Go Slow

We’re Allowed to Go Slow

I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately. I think it’s in part because I just read a book called Where Reasons End by Yiyun Lee in which she has a meandering conversation about time with her 16-year-old son who recently died by suicide. My son liked talking about time, about multiple universes, and physics and losing the beat of his own life. But also because exploring time is something I’ve always been drawn to. More, perhaps, as it relates to the rhythms of our lives. Or never having “enough” […]

The Medicine for Winter is Rest. The Gift of Winter is Freedom.

The Medicine for Winter is Rest. The Gift of Winter is Freedom.

Inside: As author Sara Avant Stover teaches, the medicine for winter is rest. And I’d add that the gift of our Winter Seasons is freedom. This post contains referral links. Midlife is messy. The time of life between about 37-45 (ish) years of age is an important and often uncomfortable time of transition and development in which we come to a crossroads. I mostly work with women who live somewhere in the messy and beautiful middle season of life (though they self-identify and their ages range mostly from about 37-70 […]

Go Deeper Not Wider with Tiny Little Steps

Go Deeper Not Wider with Tiny Little Steps

Inside: I’m feeling a call to go deeper, not wider this year; to simplify in work and life to make space for my deepest work and highest priorities. This post contains an affiliate link. I like this in-between space – the closing out of one year and slowly finding our way into the next. I like to spend it quietly, remembering and listening in. I remember strength and sorrow and all the gifts that came to me disguised as challenge or needing help or being forced to strip away the […]